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, predominantly on humanitarian, cultural as well as health and wellbeing issues.

It is easy to simply publish a post every time there is a good cause event araises, however, we’d strongly recommend that you choose a select few so that you can generate targetted content which engages your social media followers. Choosing a select few awareness dates to indirectly promote your brand or generate funds could help you fulfil some of your charitable objectives online.

Below, we’ve created a list of good cause events which will help you generate content for your social media channels.

The list is updated every month with additional events. 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.


1-31 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

28 February: Rare Disease Day


1-31 March: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1-31 March: Endometriosis Month

1-31 March: Brain Tumour Awareness Month

2-7 March: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

3 March: World Hearing Day

8 March: International Women’s Day

11 March: World Kidney Day

16 March: Young Carers Day

21 March: World Down Syndrome Day


1-30 April: Stress Awareness Month

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

4 April: HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) Remembrance Day

7 April: World Health Day

19-25 April: MS Awareness Week


9-15 May: Coeliac Awareness Week

15 May: International HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) Awareness Day

17 May: National Children’s Day

18-23 May: Mental Health Awareness Week

20 May: World Bee 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

TBC: Small Charity Week

21 June: Global Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day

21-27 June: Learning Disability Week


1-31 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


1-30 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


1-28 October: Stoptober

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


1-29 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.

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