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Deaf Awareness Week

Date: 4th-9th May
Promotes the positive aspects of deafness’, social inclusion and general awareness raising. For more information please see the links below.

National day for Staff Networks

Date: 11th May
Recognising the added value of staff network groups. The day aims to raise awareness of the support and influence staff networks provide to employees.

International Day of Families

Date: 15th May
Provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

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Date: 17th May
Provides a platform for everyone to make a powerful statement to demand improvements for the quality of life for LGBT people.

The Foster Care Fortnight Campaign

Date: 10th-23rd May
Showcases the commitment, passion, and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the need for more foster carers.

Mental Health Awareness week

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Date: 9th-15th May
Mental Health Awareness Week is open to everyone. It is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our lives that can affect it.

“Just because you are struggling doesn’t mean your falling” – Nelson Mandela

Special Days

2nd May

  • May Day (Bank Holiday)
  • Ramadan Ends (dependant on sighting of new moon) – (Islam)

3rd May

  • Eid ul Fitr* – (Islamic holiday)

4th-9th May

  • Deaf Awareness Week

5th-6th May

  • Yom Ha-Atzmaut – (Jewish Holiday)

9th-15th May

  • Mental Health Awareness Week

10th-23rd May

  • Foster Care Fortnight

11th May

  • National Day for Staff Networks

15th May

  • International Day for Staff Networks
  • National Children’s Day

16th May

  • Buddha Day (Wesak) – (Buddhist)

17th May

  • International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

19th May

  • Lag B’Omer – (Jewish Celebration)

26th May

  • Ascension Day – (Christian)

31st May

  • The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth – (Christian)