Speak Up Month

October is our second Speak Up Month to raise awareness of speaking up, increase commitment where possible and introduce it where no practical steps have yet been taken.

Last year many organisations across England took part, holding over 100 events, publishing articles, creating videos and animations and reaching out to NHS workers to let them know guardians are in post to listen to any issues they may have.

Dr Henrietta Hughes, the National Guardian for the NHS, travelled over 2,000 miles to attend events last year, and has committed to visiting every region this year. Watch her video launching Speak Up Month here

One great way of keeping the NGO and everyone else with an interest in speaking up informed of what you are up to this October is to tweet news and photos using the special hashtag for the month #SpeakUptoMe. Last year #SpeakUptoMe was used more than 5,000 times during the month.

The more we can do to support one another during the month, the greater the success and reach of events and activities. Make sure you use the hashtag #speakuptome and  @NatGuardianFTSU so we can retweet too.

The NGO has a range of communications materials available to organisations looking to hold an event or launch an initiative during Speak Up Month, so do email us for details.

October 14, 2019