PERIOD EDUCATION PROGRAMME

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.

 

ENVIRONMENSTRUAL WORKSHOPS

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.

ATTENDEES WILL:

  • Recognise the environmental and health impacts of conventional menstrual products. 
  • Learn about menstrual waste and appropriate disposal
  • Learn about both sides of the disposables versus reusables argument and justify a personal opinion. 
  • Explore ways to increase access to period products that are healthy, affordable, and plastic-free
  • Gain an improved understanding of issues around menstruation, health and environment 
  • Begin to make informed choices around menstrual well being and environmental values
  • Learn about menstrual product options and how to access them 
  • Develop a #PeriodProud attitude to break the period taboo

To book a workshop, contact natasha@wen.org.uk.

 

TRAIN TO BE AN ENVIRONMENSTRUAL AMBASSADOR

Thanks to Hubbub and Waitrose & Partners Plastic Fund, Wen and City to Sea have a fully-fledged teacher and ambassador training program to reach schools and community groups all across England.

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.

WHAT’S COVERED?

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.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR

Please complete our Ambassador form here.

For more information about our training programs please contact natasha@wen.org.uk.

To find out more about teacher training programme contact: schools@citytosea.org.uk