Did you know that Tampax and Lil Lets give free menstrual education in schools? Wen thinks it’s pretty dodgy that corporations that profit from disposable menstrual products are in charge of educating young people about their menstrual health. Often boys are left out of the discussion and details of correct disposal and reusable alternatives are left out.
Which is where our Environmenstrual workshops come in to play! We explore the pros and cons of disposable and reusable menstrual products including the health and environmental impacts. This enables participants to make an informed choice of which menstrual products to use. These workshops are ideal for schools, universities and community groups.
Wen has developed educational modules based on the Environmenstrual Workshop Programme and we are excited to be able to offer training to 50 ambassadors to roll out this model across the UK.
WHO DO WE TRAIN?
Individuals who would like to get the word out in their communities about Environmenstrual and #Plasticfreeperiods. This is a volunteer opportunity. We will provide a small stipend to cover travel expenses for the delivery of workshops.
The training programme will equip Environmenstrual Ambassadors with the tools necessary to enable young people and adults to have access to all the information they need to make informed choices about which menstrual products to use. We explore the pros and cons of disposable and reusable menstrual products and build period confidence with our interactive activities. Participants will be encouraged to think critically about the environmental and health impacts of menstrual products.
HOW DO TRAINING SESSIONS HAPPEN?
Wen will will be holding 2 train-the-trainer sessions in London and Bristol respectively. These will be conducted in a group of up to 25 participants each and it will be a full 1-day training. The training will give participants time to try out the teaching process and ask questions. Once the participant has completed the training, they will be Wen accredited and need to commit to delivering 2-3 Environmenstrual workshops over a 12 month period. Workshops can be 50 minutes to 1.5 hours in length.