Forthcoming Events


Learning Disability Week

Date: Monday 17th June 2024 to Sunday 23rd June 2024

Time: 09.00 to 23.00

This year's theme is "Do you see me?" which is all about being seen, heard and valued. Monday 17 - Sunday 23 June 2024.  Each year, the third week of June is Learning Disability.  The event, organised by the charity Mencap, and is an opportunity to raise awareness about different learning disabilities, what life is like for those who have one and to also celebrate what people with learning disabilities bring to society.   "Do you see me?" is about challenging the barriers people with a learning impairment face.  More details:

World Independent Living Day

Date: Wednesday 10th July 2024 to Friday 12th July 2024

Time: 09.00 to 09.00

July 11th is World Independent Living Day. WILD is a long-term initiative to reimagine the transformation of our society into an inclusive one with disabled people creatively telling the stories of their lives through art, music, and other forms of expression. According to organizers, making a solid disability community requires a vibrant culture. Creativity contributes to building a strong voice, which is the cornerstone of an inclusive society. For the occasion, WILD launches an online festival to gather and share these stories and strives to make World Independent Living Day an international celebration of disability culture.

Hate Crime Week: 12th October to 19th October

Date: Saturday 12th October 2024 to Saturday 19th October 2024

Time: 09.00 to 23.30

Hate crime is a crime motivated by prejudice based on the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity, or other grounds.

Hate crime can have a huge impact on victims and our wider community and we ask if you are a victim or witness hate crime please report it.

For more information, please visit the Hate Hurts campaign website, where you can download posters, leaflets and even book a phone call with a Cohesion Officer to discuss anything in relation to hate crime.


International Stress Awareness Week

Date: Monday 04th November 2024 to Friday 08th November 2024

Time: 08.00 to 23.30

4th - 8th November 2024

International Stress Awareness Week is a major annual event focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues. It attracts media attention worldwide, which is sure to be enhanced in our 50th anniversary year.

International Stress Awareness Week this year runs from 4th – 8th November and the centrepiece will be Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 6th November. Our Global Online Stress Summit on this day, will feature panel discussions on high-profile topics, from mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to leadership in the modern world. Further information will become available soon, so watch this space!

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National Stress Awareness Day - 6th November 2024

Date: Monday 04th November 2024 to Thursday 07th November 2024

Time: 09.00 to 09.00

National Stress Awareness Day was set up by the International Stress Management Association, with the mission of raising awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it. The day also aims to reduce stigma of stress in the workplace.

It includes a comprehensive programme of events, such as international online seminars, summits, interactive chats, and events. Access to expert advice both online and at events is also available. Organisations are welcome to run their own events for the day.

For more information about the National Stress Awareness Day visit ISMA UK or follow #NationalStressAwarenessDay on Twitter.

The theme for 2024 is Campaigning to reduce stress and improve wellbeing.  ISMA shall be stepping up our campaign, reaching out and collaborating with individuals and organisations who are working to reduce stress and improve lives. ISMA are supporting all those who are working to shape and deliver solutions - solutions that will help to reduce the high incidence of stress and mental health-related conditions in society today.

This theme will also be reflected during International Stress Awareness Week 4th – 8th November 2024.

International Day for Disabled People - 3rd December

Date: Monday 02nd December 2024 to Wednesday 04th December 2024

Time: 09.00 to 10.00

The International Day of People with Disability is observed on December 03, 2024. The day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day takes place annually and focuses on a different issue each year.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | United Nations

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | Healthwatch


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