NHS Health Campaigns: 

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Each month the NHS focus on life-saving research for a range of different health and lifestyle campaigns. Throughout this page you will find all the monthly links and information you need to either find help and support needed either for yourself, family or friends or to follow each campaign and get involved with helping to raise the vital funds needed to carry out life-saving research that saves thousands of lives each year. 

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November 2021:

1st November- 30th November- Movember: 

Every November men around the world grown their facial hair to raise awareness for men's health. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. A growing number of men – around 10.8M globally – are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.

Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. We fund ground breaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change. For more information please visit https://uk.movember.com/?home

MOVEMBER

         Movember              

Diabetes Awareness Day:  14th November 2021

Every November diabetes.org.uk paint it blue to raise aware for all types of diabetes. For everyone living with diabetes. And for you. For the days you feel like you're nailing your diabetes, and the days you don't. And for everyone who's been there to support you on those tough days. Their research is only possible thanks to you. By #NailingDiabetes, you’ll be helping our researchers develop new life-changing treatments and technologies – and one day, nail a cure. For more information please visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Diabetes

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15th November - 21st November: Alcohol Awareness Week 

Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. This year's Alcohol Awareness Week takes place from 15-21 November 2021 on the theme of Alcohol and relationships.

Alcohol and relationships are closely linked. Many of us associate alcohol and socialising, and alcohol can become a big part of our connections and interactions with those around us. But when our own or a loved one’s drinking starts to negatively affect our relationships, or stands in the way of us taking action on our own drinking, it can have a huge impact on our lives. On top of this, research shows that many of us have found ourselves drinking more to deal with feelings of loneliness and isolation during the pandemic. As we leave lockdown and return to normal life there will be new pressures too – pressures to drink, 'sober shaming', and pressures we put on ourselves to get back to ‘normal’ socialising.

So this Alcohol Awareness Week, we’ll be looking at the ways in which alcohol can affect our relationships and sharing stories, factsheets, tips and more. For more information please visit https://alcoholchange.org.uk/

Alcohol Awareness Week   Alcohol Awareness Week

  
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1st November- 30th November: Lung Cancer Awareness Month:

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, you are likely to have a lot of questions about what your diagnosis means for you and your family. We understand being told you have lung cancer is terrifying. It is therefore really important that you understand the type of cancer you have, what your options are and the impact your diagnosis can have on your life. For more information about lung cancer, what to look out for and support please visit https://roycastle.org/about-lung-cancer/

Lung Cancer Awareness

          

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1st November - 30th November 2021: Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, describes one of the areas where head and neck cancers can occur and includes various kinds of tumours affecting the lips, salivary glands, tongue, gums, palate and inside of the cheeks. Cancers further back around the root of the tongue, soft palate, tonsils and the upper part of the throat (the pharynx) are more properly called pharyngeal cancer. Although there are several different cancers that can occur in these areas the most common is called squamous cell carcinoma (scc) which arises from the surface cells of the skin.

Throat cancer is not a precise term but is usually understood to mean cancers in the pharynx (the hollow tube between the nose and windpipe) and the larynx (voice box) and upper part of the oesophagus (food tube leading to stomach).

Cancer affecting the nasal cavity and paranasal air sinuses is also included in head and neck cancers. Mouth and throat cancer can grow and spread very quickly so it is essential that you see a GP or dentist as soon as possible if you think you may have any of the signs and symptoms. For more information please visit https://www.mouthcancerfoundation.org/what-is-mouth-cancer/

MOUTH CANCER AWARENESS   MOuth cancer awareness

1st November- 30th November 2021: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

It’s a chance for the pancreatic cancer community to come together to raise vital funds and awareness, remember loved ones who have sadly died of pancreatic cancer and to acknowledge those living with or beyond the disease. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month started in the UK in 2011 and evolved from Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week and other similar projects from the United States of America. PCAM brings together all the pancreatic cancer charities and groups from around the world into one united, dedicated and hardworking international team- to transform the future for those affected by pancreatic cancer. Your support this November could help us to get closer to a breakthrough in early diagnosis and put a much needed spotlight on the disease. For more information please visit https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month      

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