1 – 31 January 2021: Small change, Big difference

""What small change will you make? There has never been a better time to look after our health and wellbeing. Any positive change, no matter how small can make a big difference."

As part of our usual New Year’s push on healthy behaviour change, we are aligning our goals with the 5 ways to wellbeing to promote good mental health.

This January, help to inspire others by sharing a pledge for a small change to look after your health and wellbeing using #OneSmallChangeBH The council’s Healthy Lifestyles Team have produced a list of 31 small changes (one for every day of January) that you and your family can try. Remember, small changes can make a big difference

Please consider making a healthy pledge yourself through any major social media platform, quoting the hashtag #OneSmallChangeBH

1 - 31 January 2021: Dry January

Dry January campaign logo - cup of tea with cocktail umbrella

Dry January is the UK's one-month booze-free challenge that helps millions reset their relationship with alcohol every year.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

1 - 8 February 2021: HIV Testing Week

"National HIV Testing Week"

 

National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) is our flagship annual event which seeks to promote regular testing among key populations. It aims to reduce the numbers of undiagnosed people and those diagnosed late.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

4 February 2021: Time to talk day

Time To Change campaign poster with cartoon ostrich: "Would you rather have the neck of an ostrich or talk to a friend who's burying their feelings"

Time to Talk Day is one of the biggest days on the mental health calendar: it’s a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

We want to get more people talking than ever this year. The more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down – helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many people with mental health problems are made to feel.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

13 to 20 February 2021: Children of Alcoholics week (COA week)

COA Week is celebrated internationally each year during the week in which Valentine's Day falls In the UK, COA Week is led by the charity Nacoa who provide year-round support. Together we can increase awareness of this hidden problem and the support available. Find out how you can help children of all ages know they are not alone.

Visit coa.nacoa.org.uk for more information.

24 February 2021: Veg Power

Veg POwer campaign poster - brussels sprout with face "Eat them to defeat them!"

We call on cities and other local areas to coordinate activity and action. From councils to schools, from food growing enterprises to workplaces, we all have a role to play to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables locally.

VEG CITIES is a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Cities, led by food and farming charity Sustain in partnership with the wider Peas Please initiative.

We need your help to get your city or local area growing, cooking, selling and saving more vegetables.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

 

24 March 2021: World TB Day

"It's Time to End TB" Graphic with a clock and "World TB Day March 24" written beneath

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

3 - 9 May 2021: Sun safety awareness week

A sun drawn in the sand with suncream

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) currently runs a national campaign around skin cancer called Sun Awareness, which includes national Sun Awareness Week in May. This campaign is overseen by the BAD's Skin Cancer Prevention Committee, comprised of leading medical professionals with expertise in skin cancer, vitamin D and public health messaging.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

10 -26 May 2021: Mental health awareness week (nature and environment)

"Surviving or Thriving" with a tree graphic

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is nature and the environment.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

17 to 23 May 2021: Dementia Action Week

Image depicts people with placards moving from left to right. Placards read "Stand up for your loved ones", "Dementia Action Week", "Make dementia care fair", "Show you care about care", "Dementia action week".

Dementia Action Week  17 to 23 May 2021, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society, is a national event that sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

14 June - 20 June 2021: BNF Healthy Eating Week

"BNF Healthy Eating Week text with Knife and Fork graphic"

Healthy eating week this year is from14 to 18 June 2021. It celebrates and promotes healthy eating, as well as food provenance, cooking and being active. Over the years, it has become a focal point during the school calendar to promote health!

You can download board games, posters and guidance on our website. You can view more information about the week on the British Nutrition Foundation's website.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

28 July 2021: World Hepatitis Day (find the missing millions)

globe logo with "world hepatitis day" written across centre

Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally -send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

31 August 2021: International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

10 September 2021: World Suicide Prevention Day

Observed on September 10th, every year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

10 October 2021: World Mental Health Day

"Cartoon globe with smiling face - text reads"World Mental health Day""

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide prevention.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

11 to 17 October 2021: Brighton & Hove STI testing week

"Brighton and Hove Testing Week"

Testing for STIs isn’t scary or embarrassing. It’s free, quick, easy and confidential. In most cases, a simple swab or urine sample that you do yourself is all that's needed.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk

15 to 21 November 2021: Alcohol Awareness Week

 

Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 will take place from 15 to 21 November 2021. It's a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.

The campaign will be led by the Brighton and Hove Recovery Service.

1 December 2021: World AIDS Day

"Two people jumping looking happy. Text reads "Rock The Ribbon together - Let's Take Isolation out of HIV - standing together on World AIDS day."""

Our 2020 World AIDS Day campaign will be launched soon.

There’s one simple thing you can do to show your support…

#ROCKTHERIBBON

Rocking a red ribbon not only completes any outfit; it shows everyone – especially people living with HIV and their families – your support.

We have everything you need right here to rock the ribbon in your workplace, school, college, university, or on your social media.

What are you waiting for? You can buy red ribbons from our online shop, request free red ribbons and/or a virtual events pack with a virtual ribbon if you’re planning to fundraise for National AIDS Trust, and use posters and images for your social media below.

For more information about how we are supporting this campaign locally - send an email to Public Health at publichealth@brighton-hove.gov.uk