Time to check out the best awareness days for coaches and counsellors this May – and there are plenty of them. Not one but two important weeks to flag this month. First up is Mental Health Awareness Week starting on 10 May.  Then, hot on its heels, International Coaching Week on 17 May. And, if you’re an executive coach, you won’t want to miss the awareness day on 1 May.

Awareness days are a great way to reach new audiences.  Plan ahead so that when you’re scheduling your content, you include the relevant hashtags on posts going out on that day.  Make a note in your diary for the days/weeks that will resonate most with your followers and potential clients. Then, when and use the hashtag when you engage that day/week. Make the most of it!

Also, if you have created content that could be re-shared with the hashtag, then do it. Old content that could be updated and re-posted with the hashtag also works well.

The first step, though, is working out which days fit your business best.  I’ve gone through all the awareness days to shortlist them for you. So, here are the best awareness days for coaches and counsellors for May 2021.


Awareness days for life coaches in May 2021


National Walking Month – #WalkThisMay #NationalWalkingMonth


1 May

Executive Coaching Day – #ExecutiveCoachingDay

Pilates Day  – #PilatesDay

Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day – #TherapeuticMassageAwarenessDay

Global Love Day – #GlobalLoveDay

2 May

World Laughter Day – #WorldLaughterDay

3 May

National Garden Meditation Day – #GardenMeditationDay #NationalGardenMeditationDay

6 May 

No Diet Day – #NoDietDay

National Beverage Day – #NationalBeverageDay

7 May

Public Gardens Day – #PublicGardensDay

10 May

Mental Health Awareness Week – #mhaw #fightforMH

Marriage Week – #MarriageWeek

National Vegetarian Week – #NationalVegetarianWeek

11 May

World Ego Awareness Day – #EgoAwarenessDay

Eat What You Want Day – #EatWhatYouWantDay

12 May

International Nurses’ Day – #IND2021 #NursesDay

15 May

International Day of Families 2021 – #InternationalFamilyDay #IDOF2021

16 May

Drawing Day – #DrawingDay

National Children’s Day UK – #NCDUK #NCDUK21

17 May

International Coaching Week – #ICW2021

Action for Brain Injury Week – #ABIW

Walk to School Week – #WalkToSchoolWeek

Dementia Action Week – #DementiaActionWeek

Work From Home Day – #WorkFromHomeDay

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – #DayAgainstHomophobiaTransphobiaandBiphobia #DayAgainstHomophobia

18 May 

Visit Your Relatives Day – #VisitYourRelativesDay

20 May

Be A Millionaire Day – #BeAMillionaireDay

21 May

World Meditation Day – #WorldMeditationDay #MeditationDay

24 May

Brother’s Day – #BrothersDay

30 May

Water a Flower Day – #WateraFlowerDay

31 May

No Tobacco Day – #NoTobaccoDay

Brothers and Sisters Day – #BrothersAndSistersDay


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