We are delighted that ‘Bloody Brilliant’, an online period health resource created by the young people of Wales for the young people of Wales, is live and on social media.
Bloody Brilliant is delivered by Welsh Government and the WHIG (Women’s Health Implementation Group), NHS Wales and Social Change UK, with the ultimate aim of empowering young people so that they feel able to speak openly about periods, understand what’s normal and when to seek medical help – and to support others to do so.
Many of FTWW’s members have experience of gynaecological heath conditions like endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, PMDD, fibroids, and heavy menstrual bleeding. They universally report that better education on menstrual health would have helped them to get a faster diagnosis and elicit support from friends, family, and schools. We were very pleased therefore that our members had the opportunity to contribute to focus groups leading up to the launch of Bloody Brilliant.
Supporters will know that FTWW has successfully campaigned for the inclusion of menstrual wellbeing on Wales’s school curriculum. We are very hopeful that resources like Bloody Brilliant will be used in schools to help reduce diagnostic delay and ensure the well-being of future generations.