Awareness days this week
This week is a huge week for awareness days. We have:
This day encourages people to wear bright coloured socks or stockings in their workplace, school or just around the community to raise suicide awareness for the White Wreath Association.
The organisation is trying to raise $20 million to lay the foundations to create White Wreath’s Safehaven Centres for those who are experiencing suicidal tendencies.
More information about these centres can be found here.
The YWCA Week Without Violence campaign is happening on 14 October – 20 October and raises money for domestic violence in Canada and America. According to the American Medical Association, more than 20% of women in the United States have experienced intimate-partner violence, stalking or both. The organisation focuses on eliminating racism and empowering women.
For more information click here.
National Nutrition Week raises awareness and supports the community to look at how food and lifestyle choices impact on health. In a world where 366 million people have diabetes this is a very important day.
The food and lifestyle choices we make impact on both our health, and the health of our planet. With childhood obesity rates now around 25% and with Australians identified as being among the highest producers of waste globally, we need to address these issues urgently. Nutrition Australia raises awareness and supports the community to look at these challenges during National Nutrition Week. This year’s theme is Project Dinner Time – Cook, Eat, Enjoy.
For more information about this day click here.
Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers. It is annually observed in the United States on October 16, or the nearest working day.
Some people give their bosses cards, gift certificates, or flowers on Boss’s Day. This observance is becoming increasingly popular in various workplaces. It has received both praise and controversy. What a great idea!
For more information about Boss’s Day click here.