In the Northern Hemisphere, May signals the start of better weather and relaxation. May has a number of monthly observances to be aware of, including Arthritis Awareness Month, Better Sleep Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, National Walking Month, and Women's Health Care Month. May is recognised as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, as well as Military Appreciation Month. Itโ€™s also Motherโ€™s Day in the US! Here, we take a closer look at some of our favourites.

Key dates for your May 2024 calendar

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๐Ÿ“… Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 | starts 1 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby.ย  This yearโ€™s Awareness Week is โ€˜Together In A Changing Worldโ€™, which is about connecting communities, virtual and real-life support, and focusing on working together for all families at what is, for many, a difficult time #myjourneytorecovery

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๐Ÿ“… National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (US) | starts 1 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrated by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and more. Join us in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

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๐Ÿ“… Star Wars Day | 4 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ Celebrating Star Wars day with the traditional greetif โ€œMay the 4th Be With You!โ€ โ€” which has been around since at least 1978.

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๐Ÿ“… World Fairtrade Day 2024 | 13 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ World Fair Trade Day takes place on 13th May 2024. Organised by the World Fair Trade Organisation, the aim of the day is to celebrate Fair Trade and encourage the public to, where possible, choose Fair Trade goods, becoming fair and ethical consumers. Fair Trade means fairly for goods and services that have been sustainably sourced and also engaging in supporting the fight against economic crisis, poverty, gender inequality and climate change.

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๐Ÿ“… Learning At Work Week 2024 | starts 15 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ Learning at Work Week (LAWW) focuses on our human capacity to learn, how we can be great lifelong learners and the importance of connection and community for empowered people and dynamic organisations. Coordinated by the Campaign for Learning since 1999, the primary goal of Learning at Work Week is to spotlight the benefits of learning and development at work and build learning cultures at work.

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๐Ÿ“… Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 | starts 15 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 15th May to Sunday 21st May 2024. This year, join the fight for mental health. Together, we can tackle loneliness #IveBeenThere

Read more from PepTalk: Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

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๐Ÿ“… World Meditation Day 2024 | 21 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ Modern life can feel relentless and stressful. But with the right tools, we all have the potential to be healthier and happier. According to one study, people with anxiety who regularly practised meditation over the course of three years saw positive, long-term impacts on their mental health.

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๐Ÿ“… National Conversation Week 2024 | starts 24 May 2024

๐Ÿ‘‰ National Conversation Week is all about the simple, pleasurable, and rewarding art of simply talking to each other. This week is about opening up inquisitive conversations to develop deeper knowledge, boost confidence, and expand human connection.

๐Ÿ’ก Would you like to mark any of these May events with an expert speaker? Let us know, and weโ€™ll find the perfect PepTalk expert for your organisation. Send us an email at hello@getapeptalk.com.ย  Remember, itโ€™s never too early (or too late) to get a PepTalk!

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