The ALLIANCE and Scottish Government have produced several resources on premenstrual syndrome, in support of the Women's Health Plan.

Changes in your body’s hormone levels before your period can cause physical and emotional changes. This is often known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). PMS is a very common experience, but symptoms can vary from person to person. For some people, symptoms of PMS are so severe that it impacts everyday life. See NHS Inform for more details.

To support better awareness of PMS, and point people in the direction of tips, tools and sources of support that can help them manage symptoms, the ALLIANCE and Scottish Government have produced several resources.

Everything you need to know about PMS, webinar recording

This webinars focuses on PMS to explain why it happens, about common symptoms and how to manage them. It provides people with practical advice on how to be aware of PMS in their own life, and how to talk about their experiences and raise concerns with others, and manage the tricky emotional symptoms.

Panel: Dr Ellie Golightly, NHS Lothian, and Gill Meens, the Mental Health Foundation Scotland

Watch the webinar on our Youtube:

PMS Information and Resource Sheet

This information leaflet pulls together key information and resources on PMS which are available online for free from various specialist organisations, including NHS Inform. Download here.

PMS graphics

This graphic pulls together the discussion and learning from our webinar. It was produced by Listen Think Draw. 

Please feel free to use and share these resources widely. We’d love to hear your feedback if they have supported better information sharing on PMS, how you’ve used them and with whom. Email us at

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