Sun Awareness Week
6 May, 2024 (All day) to 12 May, 2024 (All day)

The dates of Sun Awareness Week 2024 are Monday 6 May to Sunday 12 May. Although a BAD awareness week, we encourage members of the public to get involved in any way that they can – the key is raising awareness around sun protection and skin cancer – the most common cancer in the UK to date.

Our Sun Awareness Week marks the start of a summer long campaign to provide people with information so they can practice sun safety.

The focus this year will be around raising awareness of non-melanoma skin cancer and best practices for people to check their skin for this very common type of skin cancer.

Sun Awareness Week campaign goes out to teach the public using a two-pronged approach, providing advice on prevention as well as early detection. By teaching prevention, we aim to raise awareness of the dangers of burning and excessive tanning, and to discourage people from using sunbeds. We also teach people how to spot the signs of skin cancer to increase the number of people who get diagnosed early. We have also successfully campaigned for legislative action to improve the regulation of sunbeds, and this is something we will continue to do.

Click here to learn more about Sun Awareness Week.