In March 2022, we welcome early spring, longer days and more sunlight.
Below are some of the important Awareness Days that occur in March. We hope these will be of interest and be helpful.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 28th February – 6th March
Eating Disorders Awareness week aims to combat myths and misunderstandings surrounding eating disorders.
It raises awareness of the impact eating disorders can have. It highlights what we can do to support recovery.
For more information, please visit: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Self-Injury Awareness Day – Tuesday 1st March
Greater awareness leads to fuller understanding and empathy by those who do not self-injure. This results in less people suffering in silence.
For help and support, please visit: https://www.lifesigns.org.uk/siad/
Zero Discrimination Day – Tuesday 1st March
Zero Discrimination Day, celebrates the right of everyone to live a full and productive life—and live it with dignity. It promotes inclusion, compassion, peace and a movement for change.
It supports for global solidarity to end discrimination. It aims to end inequalities in income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion.
For more information, please visit: https://www.unaids.org/en/zero-discrimination-day
University Mental Health Day – Friday 4th March
University Mental Health Day brings university communities together, for better student mental health.
For more information, please visit: https://www.unimentalhealthday.co.uk/
International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8th March
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
This year’s theme is Break The Bias. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness. Take action.
For more information, please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
No Smoking Day – Thursday 10th March
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. When you stop, your lungs have a chance to repair, and you can breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately. It is never too late to quit. Let’s do this!
For more information and support, please visit:
International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21st March
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was born out of the shooting, by police, of 69 people, at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid, in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960.
It highlights the struggle against racial discrimination. It encourages engagement. through #FightRacism. It fosters a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination. It calls for all of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerance.
For more information please visit: https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-racism-day
World Bipolar Day – Wednesday 30th March
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that affects over 1 million people in the UK.
World Bipolar Day aims to inspire a global shift in thinking, to eliminate social stigma, promote acceptance, and support the person behind the diagnosis of bipolar.
For more information, please visit: https://www.bipolaruk.org/bipolar-awareness-day
International Trans Day of Visibility – Thursday 31st March
International Trans Day of Visibility, celebrating trans and non-binary people, raises awareness of discrimination faced by trans and non-binary people worldwide.
Established in 2009, the last 12 years has seen radical change in the way that trans people are viewed, and engaged with the world. But there is still more to be done.
The LGBT Foundation are calling for a day of voices, variety, vibrance, value and victory. A collective voice is a powerful one and must be heard.
For more information, please visit: https://lgbt.foundation/news/trans-day-of-visibility-2021/415