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Dates for the pharmacy calendar

WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK

1-7 August

This year’s theme links breastfeeding with sustainability. More information available at worldbreastfeedingweek.org.

MIGRAINE AWARENESS WEEK

5-10 September

This annual campaign aims to draw attention to this complex neurological disorder, educate the public and reduce stigma. More information at migrainetrust.org.

SEXUAL HEALTH WEEK

12-18 September

Sexual Health Week informs the public, influences service providers and supports health professionals. This year, the focus is on sexually transmitted infections. More information at fpa.co.uk.

EMPLOYMENT LAW KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! WEEK

12-18 September

Blood Pressure UK’s campaign encourages adults to know their blood pressure numbers. Register to run a pressure station for the week at bloodpressureuk.org.

STOPTOBER

October

A month-long stop-smoking challenge by Public Health England, based on the insight that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to quit for good. More info at nhs.uk/smokefree.

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

10 October

Annual day to raise awareness of what can be done to ensure people with mental health problems can live with dignity. More info at mentalhealth.org.uk.




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