There are many third sector organisations out there who can help support people through different aspect of their journey with endometriosis.
If you have been struggling with pain for more than 12 weeks, many services can help.
Long-term pain has many causes, such as arthritis, back problems, an old injury, illness or nerve damage.
Your first stop should be a GP so you can discuss your pain in all its forms.
This website has some information on preparing for a meeting about long term pain management with your GP.
The women supported by Period Poverty have enough to deal with without worrying about whether their pads are ‘safe’ for use. That’s why the pads they donate are made from natural ingredients only – free from harmful chemicals that can exist in some sanitary products on the market.
For those living with a chronic pain condition or health concerns, keeping on top of and managing your daily symptoms, medications, and upcoming appointments can be exhausting in itself.
"That's why Symjo was created. It has been designed with a whole lotta love, in the hopes that it will help to make the lives of others like me living with chronic pain conditions just that wee bit easier to manage." Megan, Creator of Symjo.
Breathing Space is here in difficult times to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and providing information. It is their belief and hopes that by empowering people, they will have the resources to recover. It is a free, confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland over 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind believes no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
SAMH https://www.samh.org.uk/ (under 16's Support)
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, in over 60 communities they work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. Together with their national programme work in See Me, these services respect me, suicide prevention, and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
Fetrility Network UK https://fertilitynetworkuk.org/
Fertility Network UK provides free and impartial support, advice, information and understanding for anyone affected by fertility issues.
They are the nation’s leading patient-focused fertility charity and are here on a practical and emotional level whatever your experience of fertility issues to offer support services, information and access to a community of people affected by fertility problems.
They can help: if you are considering your future fertility; if you are trying to become parents; if you are facing the challenges of childlessness; if you are successful after fertility problems and if you need help to access NHS-funded fertility treatment.
There are groups who can help if you're struggling more often than not with anger. Anger can be hard to understand and the NHS have put together a survey that can help you understand how your feeling.
There are some helpful tips on the NHS website about anger management
Vicky Chapman, The Dundee Support Group Leader, was thrilled to be invited to be a guest speaker for the fabulous ladies behind the Pausitivity Know Your Menopause campaign you can find out more about the fantastic work they do at www.pausitivity.co.uk
Not your typical Menopause
Not Your Typical Menopause is a unique collection of narratives from women with lived experience of surgical menopause. Open, honest, courageous and brutally frank. If a surgical menopause is looming for you, this book will help ensure you are better informed and better able to meet some of the unique challenges that will likely ensue. Because, when it comes to our health, forewarned is indeed forearmed, and knowledge is power.
Menopause Info Experts
'Menopause Experts' brand licensees offering a range of education and support packages, courses and workshops. Working with you to demystify menopause.
I'm Hazel Barton and have been a pharmacist for 30 years. I recently completed a
'Confidence in the Menopause' course for healthcare professionals and I'm a member of the British Menopause Society. I'm proud to be one of the expert panellists for the Menopause Experts group.
I'm Mari Gallagher and I'm a Complementary Therapist with a working knowledge of Relaxation Therapy and Stress Management, and a passionate interest in all things menopausal.
Together we have decades of experience in health and wellbeing and most importantly we're both menopausal women.
Mari and Hazel, Menopause Info Experts
Wen fights global problems around gender, health and our environment by taking action on issues affecting our bodies, homes and neighbourhoods. Wen works alongside communities supporting action and get a real-world understanding of women’s lived experiences in the process. With this knowledge, they create collaborative partnerships with organisations, academics and policy makers to launch projects and campaigns that make a real difference and improve lives.