There are a number of Awareness Days that are being held throughout the year that are relevant to schools and colleges – getting involved in campaigns and raising awareness for students struggling with their health & wellbeing.
These awareness days are key to providing students with help, guidance and resources around many safeguarding topics of concern.
We have provided links and information below, that can be added to the school schedule throughout 2024:
Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme “Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online”.
From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence and to provide an opportunity for any organisation or individual to engage in dialogue.
Children’s Mental Health Week is an annual awareness week which seeks to raise awareness of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is ‘My Voice Matters’.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year is focused on AFRID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder), offering discussions and learning resource related to this largely unknown and misunderstood eating disorder.
Self-Injury Awareness Day is on the 1st of March every year, as it has been for for well over twenty years. SIAD is an international event that is recognised across the globe.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 will take place from 13 to 19 May, on the theme of “Movement: Moving more for our mental health”.
Samaritans Awareness Day, runs on this day to promote that the Samaritans are here to listen 24/7 – running awareness-raising campaign Talk to Us.
World Suicide Prevention Day is hosted by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.
Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks Day aims to make a noise about bullying and to not stay silent when we hear bullying dismissed as ‘just banter’. Anti-Bullying Week is an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about bullying, its impact on individuals, and the importance of preventing bullying in schools, communities, and online spaces. Details for 2024 will be updated soon.