Healthy Living Pharmacy: Holding an awareness event/campaign on women’s health

Published on: 3rd August 2023 | Updated on: 3rd August 2023

This page contains links to resources and information which pharmacy teams may wish to consider using when planning a health promotion event/campaign focussing on women’s health.

This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated.

Click on a heading below for more information. 

Resources to assist with finding local data

  • ‘Women’s health’ refers to conditions that most commonly affect women. Therefore, there is no female-health specific tool containing local data; information will need to be sought for each separate condition
  • Common female health issues can often relate to sexual health and contraception, breast and ovarian cancer, menstrual problems and pregnancy

Community Pharmacy England resources
National awareness campaigns
Campaign Dates
Health Information Week 3-9th July 2017
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders national awareness day 9th September 2017
Alcohol Awareness Week (website is not yet available) 13th-19th November 2017

Dry January 

Twitter: @dryjanuary

1st-31st January 2018

National charities & resources
Key facts & statistics

Training resources
  • The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education has a number of programmes available on alcohol misuse
  • e-Learning for Healthcare – Alcohol
Alcohol unit guidelines


  • To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis
  • If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it’s best to spread your drinking evenly over three or more days. If you have one or two heavy drinking episodes a week, you increase your risk of death from long-term illness and injuries
  • The risk of developing a range of health problems (including cancers of the mouth, throat and breast) increases the more you drink on a regular basis
  • If you wish to cut down the amount you drink, a good way to help achieve this is to have several drink-free days a week
Campaign/event tips
  • Drinkaware has many tools and resources that can be ordered from their website
  • Consider displaying  AUDIT-C cards in the Health Promotion Zone as conversation starters
  • Consider using unit measure cups and ask customers to pour a unit to help them learn what constitutes one unit
  • Use props such as beer or drunk goggles to stimulate the effects of drinking
Further resources

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