Dates for your pharmacy calendar

1-7 August
This year’s theme links breastfeeding with sustainability. More information available at worldbreastfeedingweek.org.

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

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.

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.

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 can live with dignity. More info at mentalhealth.org.uk.

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