British Medical Association awards prize for endometriosis teenage booklet

SEPTEMBER 2006

The BMA have awarded their prestigious Patient Information Award for 2006 to the Endometriosis SHE Trust (UK) for their teenage information booklet.

The VICTORIA leafletThe booklet, which is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, is part of a series of three and forms the launch pad for the SHE Trust’s teenager information project:

Vital Information Crucial for Teens Options explained Range of Ideas to Abandon the myths of period pain – VICTORIA. The series include:

  1. A 3 fold leaflet (Painful periods? I can help), whichexplains what is normal and what is not normal, where to go for help and advice. This leaflet is free on request to the SHE Trust with a SAE (2nd class stamp will cover).
  2. An endometriosis booklet for 11 – 15 year olds in a language they understand (the winner). This leaflet costs £2 including p&p.
  3. An endometriosis booklet for 16 – 19 year olds in a language they understand. This leaflet costs £2 including p&p.

This information project was made possible by a grant from the Lincolnshire Community Fund, and by the final year media study students at Lincoln University. The information sets have been distributed to all schools and General Practitioners in Lincolnshire. The SHE Trust thanks them for their support in this vital project, and are now look for funding to take the project nationwide.

For more information please contact the Endometriosis SHE Trust (UK).

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