Keep up to date with all the events and campaigns during February.
Dates on the calendar:
- Children’s Mental Health Week - Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its seventh year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’.
- LGBT+ History Month - LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. The theme for this awareness month is ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’.
- Time to Talk Day – Takes place on Thursday 4th February and brings the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems. This year’s theme is ‘The Power of Small’ because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.
- National Apprenticeship Week – Runs from the 8th-14th February and is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships that will aim to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The theme is ‘Build the Future’ which focuses on how employers train, retain and achieve with apprenticeships.
- Safer Internet Day – On the 9th February the campaign will explore reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction? Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet.
- Valentine’s Day - celebrated annually on February 14th. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honouring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.
- Empty Homes Week - Every year local authorities, housing providers, community-led organisations and others see Empty Homes Week as an opportunity to organise events and put out information so that people know about their work to tackle empty homes. Empty Homes Week is also the chance to celebrate successes and reflect on what more needs to be done to bring empty properties back into use to help meet housing needs.
- Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) - The traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
- Random Acts of Kindness Day – Encouraging acts of kindness because scientific evidence shows us the positive effects of doing kind acts for others as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness. Even the smallest act of kindness can change a life.
- Fairtrade Fortnight - For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.