Last Wednesday, our Year 10 girls participated in a PPEP Talk delivered by Clinical Educator Miss Ailsa Ormerod – PPEP stands for Periods, Pain & Endometriosis Program.
PPEP Talk is jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments, and is part of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis; it is an initiative of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia, who are dedicated to helping young people manage their pain so that they can live to their full potential.
The program has been developed by medical and education professionals and de-mystifies period pain, pelvic pain and endometriosis. It includes discussions around normal menstruation, how to recognise when symptoms are abnormal, and simple ways to improve those symptoms. Ailsa also spoke about the neuroscience of pain and how it can be managed, and when/where to seek professional help.
Attending students are also able to participate in a follow-up Next Steps session online with Gynaecologist, Pain Specialist and author Dr. Susan Evans (details below).
PPEP Talk Next Steps: The PPEP Talk Next Steps online session is FREE for students who have seen a PPEP Talk presentation and have identified a complex pain concern or would like their caregiver to know more. Students attend with a caregiver, and have the opportunity to ask questions with our Gynaecologist and Pain Specialist Dr. Susan Evans. Students can register for upcoming sessions here: www.trybooking.com/BLDRE