Tackling Period Poverty in your Organisation

Friday, 10 November, 2017 -
09:00 to 13:00
Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE
Organised/hosted by: 
No More Taboo

“I haven’t used pads, ‘cause I haven’t had no money. I’ve had to use toilet paper”

Do you work with vulnerable women, young people or other menstruators (non-binary/transgender people)?

You may think that periods are a low priority issue when it comes to caring for your service users, however increasing your knowledge and implementing small organisational changes can make a huge difference to their health and well-being.

Increasing levels of poverty mean that more people than ever, in the UK, are finding sanitary products completely unaffordable or inaccessible. In many cases, vulnerable women and other people who menstruate have reported to use toilet paper, or clothing such as t-shirts and old socks to manage their menstruation. Despite the prevalence of this issue, service users find it difficult to communicate their needs due to a persisting cultural taboo surrounding menstruation. This training workshop explores how to identify and communicate these issues, and implement long-lasting solutions that are resource-effective.

It really helped me in my role with working with vulnerable women. It taught me a lot about the issues surrounding period poverty and now I feel a lot more confident talking to women about their menstrual health”. – Becky, Bristol Drugs Project

This is a FREE pilot training sessionWe strongly encourage staff members of all genders to get involved.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the training session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the key issues surrounding period poverty in the UK

  • Confidently communicate about menstruation to colleagues and service users

  • Equip their organisation with quick, easy and resource-effective solutions to fully support service users who menstruate

  • Integrate long-term solutions for period poverty within organisational strategy


How to book: 
Contact name: 
Shailini Vora
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