World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2021 the theme is ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’.
On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness of hepatitis because Hepatitis Can’t Wait.
Dying to Know Day is an annual campaign where we encourage people to start conversations about death. During August, people hold events, gatherings at home, take individual action, and much more, all to improve their knowledge around choice at end of life. Go to The Groundswell Project to find guides and toolkits to support having conversations with the people in your life.
Join us on August 27th 2021 to celebrate Wear it Purple Day. This years theme is 'Start the Conversation…Keep it Going'.. Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.
Women’s Health Week is the biggest week in Australia focusing on good health and wellbeing for ALL women and girls, inclusive of trans women. Run by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, the campaign takes a preventive approach to health by providing resources, tips and information on maintaining good health, inspiring women and girls to learn more and take positive action.
Designed to encourage a national conversation around women’s health, the campaign’s main points of engagement are its daily online health information supported by community and workplace-led events. All health content is free, and subscribers receive daily emails with podcasts, videos, health tips, quizzes, recipes and more.
We're looking forward to spending Women's Health Week 2021 with you (6-10 September), and hope you'll take some time to put your health first. Coming up are exclusive articles, interviews, recipes, quizzes, podcasts and tips for each of our daily topics: movement, periods, sexual health, mental health and sleep.
THIS YEAR THE MESSAGE IS: Are they really OK? Ask them today. Do you know how the people in your world are really going?
Life's ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small.
So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.
Are they really OK? Ask them today. Your conversation could change a life.
Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek, is an annual celebration week held in September, from September 16 through the 23rd. It is an extension of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, held annually on September 23. The celebration promotes cultural acceptance of the bisexual community and creates a platform for advocating bisexual rights.
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Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October. This month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. It also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.
International Lesbian Day, held on October 8, is a day for lesbians the world over to come together to celebrate lesbian history, diversity and culture.
Recognised annually, the day gives an opportunity for women, families and friends to connect, celebrate and also raise awareness about the importance of community. Although the exact origin of the day remains uncertain, it almost certainly began in Australia/New Zealand. Some say the day began in 1980 when a Lesbian Day March was held in New Zealand. The first Australian event was held at the Collingwood Town Hall in Melbourne on October 13, 1990.
It featured musicians, market stalls and readings during the afternoon. Following that, the women held a dance with live bands later in the evening. Melbourne lesbians then celebrated the day on or around October 8 for the next several years. In recent years lesbians encourage the community to either get together or show support by donating to charities supporting lesbian women. International Lesbian Day is all-inclusive. It’s a day to be shared by lesbians and also allies of lesbian rights.
10 October 2021 is World Mental Health Day and provides a unique opportunity to shine a light on mental health within our communities. Today we honour those of us impacted by mental health and call on our stakeholders to talk openly and honestly about mental health issues and what needs to be done to address these worldwide.
World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the unique stress that minorities can face in society as well as the lack of systematic protective factors afforded to those within the LGBTIQ+ community. We also honour the strength of our community and of our organisation to work at a political and community level to address mental health issues.
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Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people.