2021 Good Cause Awareness Days, Weeks and Months

Good cause awareness days, weeks, and months are ideal for those looking to educate the public on topics through social media marketing. These awareness days can promote humanitarian and cultural issues as well as health and wellbeing.

It is easy to simply publish a post every time there is a good cause event arises, however, it is strongly advised that you choose a select few so that you can generate targeted content that engages your social media followers. Choosing a select few awareness dates to indirectly promote your brand or generate funds could help you to fulfil your charitable objectives online.

Below, we’ve created a comprehensive list of good cause awareness days which will help you plan content for your social media channels. We also have a calendar filled with food and drink awareness events, click here to view it.

If you know of an event but it isn’t on the list, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we’ll add it to the list.

Please note: we add awareness activities to the calendar every 2 months (end of February, April, June, August, October and December). We cannot put activities onto the calendar if we are given short notice.


Whole of January: 

  • National Mentoring Month

4 January: World Braille Day

11 January: Paget’s Awareness Day (a disease of the bones)

14 January: STIQ Day

18-24 January: Cervical Cancer Prevention Week


1-7 February: Children’s Mental Health Week

1-7 February: Tinnitus Awareness Week

1-7 February: Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

4 February: World Cancer Day

4 February: Time to Talk Day

8 February: International Epilepsy Day

22 February: World Encephalitis Day

22 February – 7 March: Fair Trade Fortnight

28 February: Rare Disease Day


Whole of March: 

  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Endometriosis Month
  • Brain Tumour Awareness Month
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

2-7 March: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

3 March: World Hearing Day

4 March: HPV Awareness Day

7-13 March: World Glaucoma Week

8 March: International Women’s Day

11 March: World Kidney Day

16 March: Young Carers Day

21 March: World Down Syndrome Day


Whole of April: 

  • Stress Awareness Month

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

4 April: HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) Remembrance Day

7 April: World Health Day

9 April: Future Normal Day

19-25 April: MS Awareness Week


3-9 May: Deaf Awareness Week

8 May: World Fairtrade Day 

9-15 May: Coeliac Awareness Week

15 May: International HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) Awareness Day

16-29 May: Foster Care Fortnight

17 May: National Children’s Day

18-23 May: Mental Health Awareness Week

20 May: World Bee Day

21 May: Endangered Species Day 

28 May: Menstrual Hygiene Day


1-6 June: Volunteers’ Week

1-7 June: Garden Wildlife Week

5 June: World Environment Day

5-6 June: The Big Lunch

8 June: World Oceans Day

14-20 June: Diabetes Week

14-19 June: Small Charity Week

21 June: Global Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day

21-27 June: Learning Disability Week


Whole of July:

  • Plastic Free July

28 July: World Nature Conservation Day


8 August: International Cat Day

12 August: International Youth Day

15 August: Cavernoma Awareness Day

23-27 August: World Water Week


Whole of September: 

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

5 September: International Day of the Charity

7 September: Youth Mental Health Day

10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day

13 September: World Sepsis Day


Whole of October:

  • Stoptober (Stop Smoking)

4 October: World Animal Day

4 October: Kinship Care Week

9 October: World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

10 October: World Homeless Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

11-17 October: National Adoption Week


Whole of November:

  • Mouth Cancer Action Month 

1-30 November: Movember

14 November: World Diabetes Day


2 December: The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

5 December: International Volunteer Day

2-7 December: National Grief Awareness Week

10 December: International Animal Rights Day

10 December: Human Rights Day

Interested in having a bespoke awareness calendar made for your business or charity? Click here to get in touch.