Wellness Calendar October 2017

Beverly’s Picks

Healthy Workplace MonthHealthy Workplace Month

National Depression Screening DayNational Depression Screening Day

Evaluate Your Life DayEvaluate Your Life Day

Mental Illness Awareness WeekMental Illness Awareness Week

Use the awareness events listed below for programming ideas at your workplace. Build them into events such as workshops, displays and health fairs or gather articles and tips for your company newsletter, blog or eposts. Check out the Stress and Wellness Blog for statistics and strategies related to many of the celebrations listed below.

Awareness Months

  • Autism Month   (CND)
  • AIDs Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month   (CND)
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Celiac Awareness Month   (CND)
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month
  • Children’s Health Month   (US)
  • Clean Air Month   (US)
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month   (US)
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Month
  • Eye Health Month  (CND)
  • Financial Planning Month                   * Blog
  • Flu Prevention Month   (CND)        * Blog
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Halloween Safety Month  (US)         * Blog
  • Health Literacy Month   (US)
  • Healthy Lung Month   (US)
  • Healthy Workplace Month  (CND)         * Blog, Blog, Blog
  • Influenza Immunization Awareness Month  (CND)
  • International Walk To School Month  (US)
  • Let’s Talk Month  (US)                   * Blog
  • Long Term Care Planning Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month  (CND)
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month   (US)
  • National Breast Cancer Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Critical Illness Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month   (US)
  • National  Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month   (US)
  • National Ergonomics Month  (US)
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month  (US)
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month  (US)
  • National Liver Awareness Month   (US)
  • National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month   (US)
  • National Physical Therapy Month   (US)
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • National Sarcastic Awareness Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month   (US)
  • National Substance Abuse Awareness Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month   (CND)
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month  (CND)
  • SIDS Awareness Month   (CND)
  • Talk About Prescriptions Month   (US)
  • Women’s History Month In Canada   (CND)
  • World Blindness Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month

Awareness Weeks

  • Oct 1-7     – National Breastfeeding Week
  • Oct 1-7   – Universal Children’s Week
  • Oct 1-7   – No Salt Week (first full week)
  • Oct 1-7   – Mental Illness Awareness Week www.camimh.ca (CND)     (first full week of Oct)     * Blog
  • Oct 1-7     – Emergency Nurses Week   (first full week)
  • Oct 1-7     – National Work From Home Week    (first full week)
  • Oct 1-7     – National Family Week    (CND) (week before Thanksgiving)
  • Oct 1-7   – Kid’s Goal Setting Week (first full week)
  • Oct 1-7   – Drive Safely Work Week (US) (first full week)
  • Oct 2-6    – Customer Service Week   (first week M-F)
  • Oct 2-6    – Financial Planning Week     (first Mon-Sun)    * Blog
  • Oct 7-8     – National Storytelling Weekend
  • Oct 8-14   – National Fire Prevention Week  (second week)
  • Oct 8-14   – Pet Peeve Week (second week)                   * Blog
  • Oct 8-14   – Back Care Awareness Week (second week)  (UK)
  • Oct 8-14 – World Rainforest Week (second week)
  • Oct 8-14   – National School Lunch Week  (US)  (2nd Monday)               * Blog
  • Oct 15-21 – National Food Bank Week (third  full week)
  • Oct 15-21 – Bone and Joint Decade National Awareness Week (third  full week)
  • Oct 15-21 – National Science and Technology Week (third  full week) (CND)
  • Oct 15-21 – International Infection Prevention Week (third  full week)
  • Oct 15-21 – National School Safety Week   (third  full week) (CND)
  • Oct 15-21 – Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week  (third full week)
  • Oct 15-21 – National Health Education Week  (third  full week) (US)
  • Oct 15-21 – National Foster Family Week   (third  full week)
  • Oct 15-21 – National Save for Retirement Week  (third  full week)
  • Oct 16-22  – Waste Reduction Week  (third  full week starting on Monday)
  • Oct 22-28  – Respiratory Care Week   (US)
  • Oct 22-28 – World Hearing Aid Awareness Week
  • Oct 22-28  – National Massage Therapy Awareness Week     (last full week) (US)      * Blog
  • Oct 25-31  – International Magic Week              * Blog
  • Oct 24 – 31 – Halloween Safety Week                  * Blog

Awareness Days

  • Oct 1   – World Vegetarian Day
  • Oct 1   – Less Than Perfect Day          * Blog
  • Oct 1   – National Walk Your Dog Day
  • Oct 1   – International Day for Older Persons
  • Oct 1   – Intergeneration Day   (first Sunday)
  • Oct 2   – Guardian Angels Day
  • Oct 2   – International Day of Non-violence
  • Oct 2   – National Custodial Workers Day
  • Oct 2   – World Habitat Day   (first Monday)
  • Oct 2   – National Child Health Day  (first Monday) (US)
  • Oct 2   – World Day of Bullying Prevention    (first Monday)
  • Oct 4  – Improve Your Office Day
  • Oct 4   – International Walk to School Day   (first Wednesday)
  • Oct 5   – Do Something Nice Day
  • Oct 5   – World Teacher Day
  • Oct 5  – National Depression Screening Day    (Thursday)        * Blog
  • Oct 6   – World Smile Day   (first Friday)        * Blog
  • Oct 6   – National Diversity Day   (first Friday)
  • Oct 7   – Frugal Fun Day   (first Saturday)
  • Oct 7   – You Matter To Me Day
  • Oct 10 – World Mental Health Day
  • Oct 10  – World Homeless Day
  • Oct 10   – National Face Your Fears Day  (second Tuesday)
  • Oct 11  – National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day  (second Wednesday)
  • Oct 11 – Stop Bullying Day   (second Wed)
  • Oct 11 – Stop America’s Violence Everywhere Today   (second Wednesday)
  • Oct 11 – International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction  (second Wednesday)
  • Oct 12 – Old Farmer’s Day
  • Oct 12  – World Arthritis Day
  • Oct 12   – National Depression Screening Day  (second Thursday)
  • Oct 12  – World Sight Day     (second Thursday)
  • Oct 13  – International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
  • Oct 13  – International Day For Failure
  • Oct 14  – Universal Music Day    (second Saturday)
  • Oct 14 – Be Bald and Be Free Day
  • Oct 15 – National Grouch Day           * Blog
  • Oct 15 – National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day
  • Oct 15  – Global Handwashing Day
  • Oct 15  – National Psoriasis Walk   (CND) (usually third Sunday)
  • Oct 16  – World Food Day
  • Oct 16  – National Boss Day    (usually 16th unless on the weekend)     * Blog
  • Oct 16  – National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day (third Monday)
  • Oct 17  – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Oct 18  – World Menopause Day
  • Oct 18  – Persons Day in Canada
  • Oct 18  – National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day  (third Wednesday)
  • Oct 19  – Evaluate Your Life Day              * Blog
  • Oct 19 – Information Overload Day
  • Oct 19  – Get To Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday)
  • Oct 19 – Conflict Resolution Day   (third Thursday)
  • Oct 20  – National Mammography Day    (third Friday)
  • Oct 21  – Celebration of the Mind Day
  • Oct 22  – International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • Oct 22  – Mother-In-Law Day    (fourth Sunday)
  • Oct 24  – Take Back Your Time Day
  • Oct 25 – Lung Health Day   (last Wednesday)  (US)
  • Oct 27  – Cranky Co-Worker Day   (fourth Friday)            * Blog
  • Oct 27  – Frankenstein Friday  (last Friday)
  • Oct 28  – National Forgiveness Day  (last Saturday)
  • Oct 28  – Make A Difference Day   (fourth Saturday)
  • Oct 29 – Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
  • Oct 30  – Checklist Day
  • Oct 30 – Create A Great Funeral Day
  • Oct 31  – National Knock-Knock Day
  • Oct 31 – National Magic Day

 

 

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