Check out the wellbeing awareness days for October. Why? Awareness days are a great way to boost your brand and get in front of new audiences. They can also act as inspiration for created content on topics that you’re knowledgeable about or to re-share some older content to bring it up to date by using the relevant hashtag.

It takes time, though, to plough through all the weird and wonderful awareness days that are out there to pick out those that best suit a wellbeing business. So, to make life easier for you, I’ve done it for you. Here are a hand-picked list of awareness days for October that fit all sorts of wellbeing businesses, whether you’re a coach, counsellor or working in another capacity in the mental wellbeing space.

Choose the ones that best fit your business, add the relevant hashtag to curated and created content to further your reach on social media. And use the awareness days, weeks and month to join in conversations with others – you can search the hashtags to find your people.

Awareness months

October is:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth
Dyslexia Awareness Month #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month #EmotionalIntelligenceAwarenessMonth
ADHD Awareness Month #ADHDAwarenessMonth
International Walk to School Month #InternationalWalkToSchoolMonth
National Bullying Prevention Month #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth
Sober October #SoberOctober
Stoptober #stoptober

Awareness days and weeks

Tuesday 1 October 2020
World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay
International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

Wednesday 2 October 2020
World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

Monday 5 October 2020
World Day of Bullying Prevention #DayofBullyingPrevention

5 – 11 October 2020
Dyslexia Awareness Week #DyslexiaCreates

9 – 15 October 2020
Baby Loss Awareness Week #BLAW2020

Saturday 10 October 2020
World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHealthDay

Sunday 11 October 2020
International Day of the Girl #InternationalDayOfTheGirl
National Coming Out Day #NCOD #NationalComingOutDay

12 – 16 October 2020
National Worklife Week #WorkLifeWeek

Tuesday 13 October 2020
Train Your Brain Day #TrainYourBrainDay
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day #MetastaticBreastCancerAwarenessDay

Thursday 15 October 2020
World Values Day #WorldValuesDay
Conflict Resolution Day #ConflictResolutionDay

Sunday 18 October 2020
World Menopause Day #WorldMenopauseDay

Monday 19 October 2020
Evaluate Your Life Day #EvaluateYourLifeDay

Tuesday 20 October
National Face Your Fears Day #NationalFaceYourFearsDay #FaceYourFearsDay

Friday 23 October 2020
Wear It Pink (for Breast Cancer Now) #WearItPink

Saturday 24 October 2020
Make a Difference Day #MakeADifferenceDay

Tuesday 27 October
National Mentoring Day #NationalMentoringDayUK #MentoringDayUK

31 October 2020
Halloween #Halloween


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