Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March is a chance to build awareness and support the eating disorder community. The theme for 2019 is Come as You Are. It hopes to send a message to all people that all stories of body acceptance are valid. With Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March, the aim is to start a conversation about relationships with their bodies and food to build eating disorder awareness.
How To Get Involved In Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March
- Sign the pledge
NEDA who runs Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March has created a challenge or pledge for people to sign. The pledge hopes to build a movement of changemakers that accept all bodies. Consequently, this challenge comes after one of the leading risk factors in eating disorders stems from diet culture and weight stigma.
By signing the pledge, individuals are saying they will reject diet culture by accepting their own body while respecting others. You can sign the pledge here.
- Increase mental health awareness
Mental health issues can affect anyone from any walk of life. Furthermore, it is vital to raise awareness on what mental health and mental illness mean. At VideoTile, we create mental health awareness online courses. These are training videos that we brand to suit your business needs. As a result, you can then deliver the training to your own clients.
With Mental Health Awareness training, your clients can receive practical advice. The course covers what to look out for and working effectively with people who may have a mental illness.
- Start a conversation
NHS trusts, schools and communities are all taking part in Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 25th February -3rd March. To learn more and share stories, you can start a conversation with your colleagues or community in order to end the stigma of body weight and understand the support services available.
Want to find out more about VideoTile’s Mental Health Awareness training? Receive your free trial here or talking to the team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
International Epilepsy Day 2019 – 11th February is a special awareness day that aims to promote understanding around epilepsy across the world. The awareness day takes place in over 120 countries. It is a day where people come together to develop understanding and highlight the problems that people with epilepsy face.
The event takes place every year on the second Monday in February. In 2019, International Epilepsy Day takes place on the 11th February.
How to get involved in International Epilepsy Day 2019 – 11th February
- Attend an event
There are lots of epilepsy awareness events taking place across the globe. You can find the ones closest to use on social media by using the hashtag #EpilepsyDayEvents. This hashtag is a great one to use to share images and stories about your events too.
- Follow the Interactive Map
International Epilepsy Day 2019 – 11th February is using an interactive map. By following this map here, you can see all of the events across the world and join in the conversation on social media. You can also download the free resources to take part in the day wherever you are.
- Photo competition
Look at the amazing photographs that people have sent into International Epilepsy Day 2019 – 11th February. Last year, the theme was ‘Life is Beautiful’, and you can see the fantastic entries and competition winners here.
- Offer training
VideoTile have created an online Epilepsy Awareness course. Furthermore, we will fully brand the course to suit your needs, and you can offer it as your own course to your clients. The Epilepsy Awareness course provides users with an overview of the neurological condition. As a result, the course is ideal for those in a health and care setting. It can also be useful for any individual, as it explains what to do if you witness someone having a seizure.
If you want to find out more about the course, request your free trial here.
Time To Talk Day – 7th February is a day dedicated to having a conversation about mental health. The awareness day is set up by Time to Change, a charity that focuses on ending the discriminations surrounding mental health. In 2019, Time To Talk Day – 7th February will focus on the right ingredients for having a conversation about mental health.
How To Get Involved in Time To Talk Day – 7th February
There are plenty of ways to join in with Time to Talk Day – 7th February. Some of the ways you can take part include;
Workplace Conversation – Time To Change offers free resources to help plan a workplace activity. A coffee morning can be a great way to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Have some of the best bakers in the workplace create some treats, share them out and have a natter.
Schools Conversation – It is important that everyone feels comfortable to talk about mental health if they want to. Schools are an excellent place to start to conversation early, so the ease of talking about it continues as children grow.
Community conversation – Whether it is your neighbours, sports clubs, gym friends or anyone else you may know, community conversations and activities can help to raise the conversation of mental health in your local community. Download your free activity pack here.
Mental Health Awareness Training
Another way to get involved in Time to Talk Day – 7th February is by offering Mental Health Awareness Training. At VideoTile, we have created online training that covers all of the frequently asked questions surrounding mental health. The course also covers the difference between mental health and mental illness. As well as this, it provides practical help, making it great for anyone in the health and care setting.
See the course for yourself with a free trial. Don’t forget, the team at VideoTile will also brand the training course to suit your needs.
Find out more about our mental health awareness training and our other online courses by getting in touch.