How should I use this?

The Health and Wellbeing Calendar 2021 is a useful planning tool for working in health promoting ways.  It can be downloaded in portrait or landscape versions

The Calendar should be used as a supporting resource for your local community or service health promotion planning. When you have a clear idea from your clients, participants, staff and communities of what the priorities are, the calendar can then be used to help you plan when you begin a program or host an event.

Keep in mind that organising activities and programs often takes more time than originally expected so consider how much time and the resources you have available before committing to regular events.

Don't forget to visit the relevant health and wellbeing websites listed in the calendar where you can access accurate and up to date information about each awareness campaign, as well as relevant information about the health issue you wish to promote.

What's included?

The calendar is made up of international, national and state awareness campaigns, there are many awareness campaigns in existence, this is not an exhaustive list. Items included in the calendar are based on the determinants of health and the Working in Health Promoting Ways Framework, principles or practice, priority areas and health literacy.

This year the calendar has been designed using health literacy principles. How we can improve the way our health systems are set up and how we can communicate as healthcare providers to make it easier for people to find, use and understand information and services. The calendar is a two-sided poster and can be printed in A4 or A3 to make it easier to read.

Contact us

We appreciate your feedback on the Health and Wellbeing Calendar so please let us know whether the information included and the layout is useful or if you have an event you would like to be included in a future calendar email us

December 2020

DateEvent

01-Dec

World AIDS Day

3 December

International Day of People with Disability

5 December

International Volunteers Day

10 December

Human Rights Day

18 December

International Migrants Day (UN)

2021

January

Date

Event

1-Jan

Quit Smoking New Year’s Resolution

4-Jan

World Braille Day

12-Jan

International Youth Day

February

Date

Event

Feb

Red Feb (Heart Research)

Feb

Ovarian Cancer Awareness (8 Feb Day)

4-Feb

World Cancer Day

14-Feb

National Condom Day

18-Feb

International Asperger’s Day

March

Date

Event

1-7 Mar

Hearing Awareness Week (3 Mar)

6-13 Mar

Bike Week Tasmania

7-13 Mar

World Glaucoma Week

7-Mar

Clean Up Australia Day

8-Mar

International Women’s Day

11-Mar

World Kidney Day

13-20 Mar

Coeliac Awareness Week

14-Mar

Pirate Day (Kids Cancer)

19-Mar

World Sleep day

19-Mar

Ride to School Day

21-Mar

World Down Syndrome Day

21-Mar

Harmony Day

22-Mar

World Day for Water

26-Mar

Purple Day (Epilepsy)

27-Mar

Earth Hour

29-Mar

Neighbour Day

April

Date

Event

1-8 Apr

Youth Week Tasmania

2-Apr

World Autism Awareness Day

6-Apr

World Physical Activity Day

7-Apr

World Health Day

11-Apr

World Parkinson’s Day

16-Apr

World Voice Day

17-Apr

World Haemophilia Day

22-Apr

Earth Day

24-30 Apr

World Immunisation Week

May

Date

Event

May

65 Roses Month (Cysticfibrosis)

3 - 9 May

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week

4-May

World Asthma Day

4-10 May

Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week

5-May

World Hand Hygiene Day

10-May

World Lupus Day

12-May

International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Awareness Day

15-21 May

National Families Week

15-May

National Walk Safely to School Day

17 - 23 May

National Volunteers Week

17-May

Int Day Against Homophobia, Trans & Biphobia

19-May

World IBD Day

23 – 28 May

National Palliative Care Week

25-May

World Thyroid Day

26-May

National Sorry Day

27 May - 3 Jun

National Reconciliation Week

29-May

White Wreath Day (Suicide/Mental illness)

30-May

World MS Day

31-May

World No Tobacco Day

June

Date

Event

Jun

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (17 Jun)

1-7Jun

World Haemochromatosis Awareness Week

5-Jun

World Environment Day (UN)

9-Jun

What matters to you day

14-20 Jun

Men's Health Week

14-Jun

World Blood Donor Day

17-Jun

Red Apple Day (Bowel Cancer)

20-26 Jun

Refugee Week

21-27 Jun

World Continence Awareness Week

21-Jun

Motor Neuron Disease Global Day

July

Date

Event

Jul

Dry July

Jul

julEYE Awareness Month

4-11 Jul

NAIDOC Week

19-25 Jul

Birth Trauma Awareness Week

23-Jul

International #Hellomynameis day

24-Jul

Stress Down Day

28-Jul

World Hepatitis Day

31 Jul - 7 Aug

Donate Life Week

August

Date

Event

Aug

Tradies National Health Month

1-7 Aug

World Breastfeeding Week

TBC

Be Medicinewise Week

2-8 Aug

Homeless Week

2-8 Aug

Dental Health Week

2-9 Aug

National Healthy Bones Week

3-9 Aug

Sleep Awareness Week

8-Aug

Dying to Know Day

23 - 29 Aug

Healthy Bones Action Week

31 Aug – 7 Sep

National Stroke Week

September

Date

Event

Sep

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Sep

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

1-7 Sep

National Asthma Week

1-Sep

International Overdose Awareness Day

1-8 Sep

Adult Learners Week

6-10 Sep

Women's’ Health Week

6-12 Sep

National Child Protection Week

08-Sep

International Literacy Day

9 Sep

R U OK? Day

9-Sep

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness day

10-Sep

International Gynaecological Awareness Day

10-Sep

World Suicide Prevention Day

15-Sep

Worldwide Lymphoma Day

20-24 Sep

Headache Awareness Week

21-Sep

World Alzheimer’s Day

23-Sep

International Day of Sign Languages

29-Sep

World Heart Day

October

Date

Event

Oct

Shoctober Defibrillator Month

Oct

Work Safe Tasmania Month

Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct

Health Literacy Month

01-Oct

International Day of Older Persons

1-7 Oct

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness Week

TBA

Foot Health Week

6-Oct

World Cerebral Palsy Day

10-Oct

World Mental Health Day

12-Oct

World Arthritis Day

17-23 Oct

Anti Poverty Week

14-Oct

World Sight day

15-Oct

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance

16-Oct

World Food Day

17-23 Oct

Limb Difference Awareness Week

10-16 Oct

National Carers Week

18-24 Oct

International Infection Prevention Week

20-Oct

World Osteoporosis Day

20-Oct

World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day

23-Oct

Drop the Jargon Day

25- 31 Oct

Children’s Week

26-Oct

Blue Knot Day (Trauma Awareness)

November

Date

Event

Nov

Movember

Nov

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

12-Nov

World Pneumonia Day

14-Nov

World Diabetes Day

14-21 Nov

Australian Food Safety Week

16-Nov

International Day for Tolerance

19-Nov

International Men’s Day

December

Date

Event

1-Dec

World AIDS Day

3-Dec

International Day of People with Disability

5-Dec

International Volunteers Day

10-Dec

Human Rights Day

18-Dec

International Migrants Day (UN)


Developed by Public Health Services, December 2020 Please provide feedback at
healthpromotionframework@dhhs.tas.gov.au

This Calendar is a Working in Health Promoting Ways resource. Find out more about Working in Health Promoting Ways at www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/wihpw.

As each organisation may have made changes to event details since this resource was produced please refer directly to each website for up to date information.