Stop treating periods like a dirty secret; teach Menstrual Wellbeing
Campaign win! Thanks to your support, in February 2019 the Government announced that menstrual wellbeing will be included in the school curriculum for all primary and secondary schools in England. This means that all pupils – regardless of their gender – will be taught the facts about menstrual wellbeing. This long overdue change is a huge win, and will not only help overcome the taboo and embarrassment about periods, but also equip young girls with the knowledge and confidence to seek help if something isn’t right.
We would not have achieved this campaign without you. From signing our online petition to lobbying your MP, this huge change is down to your hard work.
But this is just for England, and we want this to be UK wide. The Welsh Assembly are currently reviewing their school curriculum and are our next target for campaigning. To get involved in this campaign:
- Send a letter to your Assembly Member asking them to back the campaign
- Take a selfie and post on social media. Share in the caption what you wish you had learned about menstrual health at school and how that could have changed your experience of periods / endometriosis / other menstrual related conditions such as PMDD. Make sure you use the hashtags #WhatIwishILearned and #menstrualwellbeing4wales.