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September 2017

Gambling Harm Awareness Week

September 4, 2017

Harmful gambling can affect all aspects of a person's life - including their workplace. People who have harmful gambling behaviours may be stressed and distracted, making them unable to work to their full potential. Approximately 250,000 New Zealanders experience harm from their gambling, so it's likely there will be someone in your workplace in this situation. Gambling Harm Awareness Week runs from September 4-10, so September is the perfect time to highlight the harm that can come from gambling. You can…

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day

September 9, 2017

Every year on September 9th, International FASD Awareness Day is observed.  Proclamations are issued in countries, states, provinces, and towns all around the world.  Bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from New Zealand to Alaska.  People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  The first FASDay was celebrated on 9/9/99.  This…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2017

Tragically suicide in Aotearoa is an area of concern and is a significant issue for New Zealand hapori communities. Although rates did decrease with the growing population, rates have started to increase as has a change in those most likely to take their own lives. Every year approximately 500 people in New Zealand take their own lives, with many more attempting suicide or experiencing levels of distress that places them at high risk of suicide affecting the lives of many others. New Zealand suicide…

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World Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 15, 2017

Did you know that lymphoma has more than 60 subtypes and that treatments and outcomes vary wildly? This year on World Lymphoma Awareness Day, we’re encouraging patients, caregivers, the healthcare community, and the general public to insist on subtype-specific identification when talking about lymphoma. More than 1,000,000 people around the world live with lymphoma and 1,000 are diagnosed every day yet many patient organisations report patients are not told their subtype when they are first diagnosed. This year, Lymphoma Coalition…

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World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21, 2017

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.For more information visit http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/

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October 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Pink Ribbon Month

October 1, 2017

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for Kiwi women and the third most common cancer overall It affects one in eight New Zealand women over their lifetime. About 70% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 80% of women who die from it are aged 50 years or older. Some women are at greater risk of breast cancer because there is a history of close family members having the disease.However, most women who develop breast cancer…

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Health Literacy Month

October 1, 2017

Health Literacy Month is a time for organisations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going since 1999. As people spend 60% of their day at work, the workplace is the ideal classroom to promote health literacy. The theme for Health Literacy Month is “Be a Health Literacy Hero". Health Literacy Heroes are individuals, teams, or organisations who not only identify health literacy problems but also act to solve them. You…

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Stroke Week

October 2, 2017

Are you wise to the signs of a stroke? This week is Stroke Week, which is an opportunity to teach your people to recognise if someone is having a stroke - their ability to do so could save a life. Each year 9,000 people have a stroke – that’s around one Kiwi each hour! It can happen to anyone at any time – it could be the person next to you. It is important to recognise when someone is having a…

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World Arthritis Day

October 8, 2017

Throughout the world millions of people are affected by arthritis, their lives being changed by the sometimes constant pain of inflamed joints. World Arthritis Day is a day to remember and raise awareness of this condition, and how it affects the lives of those that suffer with it. World Arthritis day was brought about by the Arthritis Foundation to do just that, and to encourage policymakers to help lower the burden of those suffering from Arthritis all over the world.…

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Get Ready Week – Civil Defence NZ

October 9, 2017

Get Ready Week is held every year to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (13 October). The week, which starts 10 October this year, is an opportunity for the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM), Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups, partner agencies and other organisations, to focus on public education and preparedness activities. This year the theme for Get Ready Week is Prepared Kids. We know that when kids are involved in preparing for emergencies…

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