Awareness Days

10 October - World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is held each year on 10 October. It’s an annual awareness raising event organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

30 Days of Sefton in Mind (10 September - 10 October)

30 Days of Sefton in Mind is a campaign to help support Sefton residents with their mental health #30DaysofSeftonInMind

10 September - World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on 10 September. It's an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

15 to 21 June - Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Week 2020, which runs from June 15 to 21, is all about raising awareness of preventable health problems among men and boys, as well as to encourage early detection and treatment.

Year of the Nurse and Midwife - Nurses Day 12 May

International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale who is widely considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

11 to 17 May - Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week (11 - 17 May 2020) supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, is all about uniting against dementia through raising awareness, offering help and understanding, improving care and working towards finding a cure.

May 2020 - National Walking Month

The whole of May is National Walking Month – a time to dust off your trainers or boots and take to the city streets, local parks and coastline, or head for the hills as a way to improve your health and wellbeing.

18 March - European Swallowing Awareness Day

Eating well is essential for everyone. Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. People of all ages can have difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. That's why we're spreading the word on Swallowing Awareness Day

17 March - World Social Work Day

We will be celebrating World Social Work Day on 17 March 2020 to celebrate the work of the profession.

8 March - International Women’s Day

Mersey Care’s International Women’s Day and Think Family Event on 8 March is an opportunity for participants to gain greater understanding about the work of the Trust and its partners in delivering gender sensitive and needs-met mental health, learning disability and addiction services.