Important Dates and Events

International days, weeks and months are highlighted on the calendar and monthly sections below.

Sites should be aware of these important dates and events, and involve the workforce and/or community wherever possible.

Click on a link to find out more information about an event. You can also get ideas about how your site or company could get involved in important dates and events to interact with the community, raise awareness or make charitable donations.

For a full list of Scheme specific events, including Workshops and Advanced Workshops, click here.

 

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April 2021

22

Earth Day

Earth Day aims to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and is coordinated annually by The Earth Day Network.

28

Workers Memorial Day

The Workers Memorial Day is intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.

May 2021

4 - 6

UK Construction Week – London

UK Construction Week brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across every facet of design, build and product innovation and is dedicated to knowledge sharing, championing good practice and problem solving.

10 - 16

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues.

 

17 - 23

Learning at Work Week

This event run by The Campaign for Learning invites workplaces across the country to mark the importance of learning and development.

June 2021

1 - 7

Volunteers’ Week

This week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Many use this week to support members of their workforce to volunteer in the local community.

5

World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action coordinated by the United Nations (UN).

14 - 20

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week 2021 has the theme of ‘Take Action on Covid-19’.

23

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is held annually to promote careers in engineering for girls and celebrate the achievements of female engineers.

August 2021

5

Cycle to Work Day

This is a national event aiming to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day to promote active travel and healthy living.

September 2021

5

International Day of Charity

On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites everyone to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

10

World Suicide Prevention Day

This campaign aims to raise understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.

29

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is coordinated annually by the World Heart Foundation.

This day focuses on creating healthy heart environments. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.

October 2021

1 - 31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This campaign focuses on highlighting the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.

1 - 31

Stoptober

This campaign takes place every October.

A stop smoking challenge, which if you participate, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.

5 - 7

UK Construction Week – Birmingham

UK Construction Week brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across every facet of design, build and product innovation and is dedicated to knowledge sharing, championing good practice and problem solving.

10

World Mental Health Day

The annual event promotes mental health education, awareness and advocacy. This year’s event will be focusing on mental health in the workplace.

November 2021

1 - 30

Movember

Movember is the No.1 leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.

19

International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is an annual global event, which celebrates positive male role models and the impact they have on society.