World Hepatitis Day: Taking Action for a Hepatitis-Free Future

Every year, millions of people lose their lives to hepatitis. World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes place on 28th July each year.

In 2023, WHD’s theme is “We’re not waiting” to end hepatitis. People living with viral hepatitis cannot afford to wait for testing and life-saving treatments. WHD aims to eradicate stigma and demand political and societal action.

What is viral hepatitis?

Viral hepatitis is liver inflammation caused by five different viruses. They have different ways of spreading, including contaminated food and water and body fluids. They can cause short-term and long-term disease.

What can you do to help?

Get involved with WHD. Pledge your support online today. Various campaign materials are available to adapt and download. Most importantly, you can find out your own hepatitis status. Schedule an appointment with your GP or a sexual health clinic. They will assess your situation and decide the next steps for you.

Prevention in Health and Social Care

Advantage Accreditation provides training materials in Infection Control and Prevention. Through high-quality, externally verified training, care staff can protect themselves against viral hepatitis.

If you would like to deliver this training, please contact Advantage Accreditation.

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Talk to Us: Samaritans’ Annual Awareness Campaign

In today’s interconnected world, many individuals face personal crises and mental health struggles.  During difficult times, having someone to listen and provide support can make all the difference. That’s where Samaritans, a renowned UK charity, comes in. Every year, Samaritans host an annual awareness campaign called “Talk to Us.”


On 24th July, Samaritans emphasise their commitment to being available 24/7. Throughout July, the Talk to Us campaign reminds people that Samaritans are there to listen at all times.  Samaritans branches organise events to spread the message of available support.


Samaritans’ helpline offers a safe and confidential space for individuals to talk about their troubles. It is at the heart of their mission. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering a lifeline to those who feel isolated or overwhelmed. Whether it’s through a phone call, letter, email, or even a self-help app, Samaritans strive to ensure that no one faces their struggles alone.


Advantage Accreditation supports Talk to Us and Samaritans Awareness Day campaigns. We aim to share their message and reach more individuals in need of support. We encourage you to share this too.


Samaritans also advocate for policies to prevent suicide and support individuals in crisis. They go beyond raising awareness. Samaritans strive to create a world with fewer suicides and reduced stress through systemic change.


We provide training materials for the following courses:

  • Managing Personal Stress
  • Managing Stress in the Workplace
  • Suicide Awareness


Here is some helpful information from our Suicide Awareness course, combatting myths with facts:


Myth: Once someone feels suicidal, they will always be suicidal.

Fact: High risk of suicide is often short-term and situation-specific.


Myth: Talking about suicide makes things worse.

Fact: Open conversation can give someone a chance to rethink their decision.


Myth: Most suicides happen without warning.

Fact: Most suicides have verbal or behavioural warning signs.


Myth: If someone talks about suicide, they’re not going to attempt it.

Fact: People may talk about suicide to reach out for support.


Samaritans’ Talk to Us campaign serves as a powerful reminder that support is a conversation away.


Call: 116 123


App: Samaritans Self-Help


If you would like to deliver our accredited training materials to train others, please get in touch.