The ALLIANCE is working with the Scottish Government to create opportunities for women to engage with the Women’s Health Plan 2021-2024.

The ALLIANCE hopes to provide opportunities for positive conversations about women’s health across communities, and support women to have access to comprehensive resources.

To keep up-to-date with new resources, events and opportunities to get involved then sign up to our mailing list to receive a monthly e-newsletter. Email whp@alliance-scotland.org.uk to subscribe

NHS Inform Women’s Health platform

NHS inform has lots of resources to help you at all stages of life. The women’s health platform can support you whether you’re looking for advice, information, local support, or ideas for improving your wellbeing.

ALLIANCE Women’s Health leaflet

Find out about our varied programme of work to support the Women’s Health Plan, including events, engagement opportunities, information and content. Please feel free to share with your colleagues, friends, communities and groups.

Conversation Cafe toolkit – in support of the Women’s Health Plan

This toolkit brings together resources, recommendations and guidance on hosting independent Conversation Cafes to encourage information sharing and peer support on areas of women’s health. The Conversation Cafés can act as platforms for debunking myths and dispelling shame and stigma that may surround many health conditions and experiences. Conversation Cafés can provide a space for connection, tackle isolation and make women feel valued.

Menopause 101 video

In this short clip Dr Kay McAllister, Consultant Gynaecologist in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at NHS GGC Sandyford, provides an overview of the Menopause. Dr McAllister answers common questions on the Menopause – including when and why it happens, main symptoms, treatment options and where to get information.

Menopause and the Workplace Resource Pack

The symptoms of menopause can have a real and detrimental impact on women, and those who experience menopause, in the workplace. It is important that they are offered workplace support – as well as line managers and employers so that they are able to provide it. It is hoped that these resources can highlight the experiences of menopausal transition in the workplace, as well as providing clear steps for employers to follow to support their employees.

Menopause: A Visual resource

The ALLIANCE’s visual resource for menopause, published in partnership with the Scottish Government, provides insight into the diversity of menopausal experience to support women to feel better informed and confident in raising their experience with friends, family, partners, colleagues and GPs.

This publication brings together three graphic resources that were produced to summarise the discussions of webinars on menopause.

Periods: A visual resource

The ALLIANCE’s visual resource for periods, published in partnership with the Scottish Government, provides insight into the diversity of menstrual health experience to support women to feel better informed and confident in raising their experience with friends, family, partners, colleagues and GPs.

This publication brings together four graphic resources that were produced to summarise the discussions of webinars on periods.

Periods are normal, but what is a normal period? Supporting information leaflet

This document pulls together key information on understanding ‘normal’ vs abnormal periods, when to seek support, and key resources. It also includes a checklist for going to the doctor with a menstrual health concern, and a tracking calendar. These can be printed and filled in at home. This version features clickable links for online viewing, a version with links outlined in full (for print distribution) is available here.

PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) Mythbusting Resource Pack

PCOS is a common, and a commonly misunderstood, condition. Therefore to support better awareness the ALLIANCE has produced a number of resources with the Scottish Government, and the University of Edinburgh’s PCOS expert, Professor Colin Duncan. This includes an information leaflet which debunks some common myths, and answers some FAQs.

Understanding Endometriosis Resource Pack

Endometriosis affects around 1 in 10 women, and although symptoms can vary from person to person they can have a big impact on a person’s day-to-day. To raise awareness of the condition and point people to resources where they can get support and advice, we have created this information pack. This includes an information leaflet on endometriosis, with contributions from the Scottish Government and Edinburgh’s EXPPECT centre.

Premenstrual syndrome Resource Pack

Changes in hormone levels across the menstrual cycle can cause physical, emotional and mental symptoms. With the Scottish Government we have created a number of resources, including an information leaflet, that provides tips on how to manage these changes and seek support.

ALLIANCE Live content

Listen into our dedicated digital content series exploring women’s health, including:

Menopause and the Workplace, webinar recording

Menopause and Sexual Wellbeing, webinar recording

Periods are normal – but what is a normal period? webinar recording

Understanding Endometriosis, webinar recording

A fibroids journey

PCOS Mythbusting , webinar recording

Talking Menopause on World Menopause Day 2023, webinar recording

Everything you need to know about PMS, webinar recording

Mythbusting women’s heart health, webinar recording

Living with adenomyosis

Managing menstrual health conditions

Women’s Heart health graphic

Women’s experiences of discrimination and the impact on health: research report

We supported lived experience input into this Scottish Government research, and worked closely with the research team.

Women’s Health Survey report

This report covers the results of the Women’s Health Survey held by the ALLIANCE in August 2020.

Women’s Health Event report

Report of findings from events held in January 2021 to gather women’s lived experiences of accessing healthcare in Scotland.

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