Could it be Endometriosis?
Endometriosis impacts 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth in the UK, yet so many are still unaware of the condition and its impact.
For Endometriosis Action Month 2024, we’re focusing on raising vital awareness of the common symptoms of endometriosis. Improving general public awareness and understanding of the condition ensures that those experiencing symptoms, their friends and family and their healthcare team know to ask ‘could it be endometriosis?’, leading to more prompt diagnosis and access to care.
Join us and help us demand change for the 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth with endometriosis in the UK.
Share your story
Do you have a story to tell? We’ve updated the way we gather stories and we’re thrilled to share our brand new ‘Share your Story’ form. Sharing your story helps us to raise your voice, raising awareness and helping others to feel less alone.
We hope that this update provides clarity and guidance on sharing your story, as well as customisable options for where you’d like to share, optional photo upload and privacy options.
Coming Soon! Write to your local MP/ MSP/ MS/ MLA
Send a letter or email to your MP/ MSP/ MS/ MLA to invite them to join us in taking action for those with endometriosis in March and beyond. Our easy to use template uses your postcode to find your local representatives so you can ask them to take action in just a few clicks.
Attend a webinar or event
Throughout Action Month, we will be sharing webinars and events aimed at those with endometriosis and those looking to further their knowledge and support others.
Coming up next:
14th March: Getting the most out of your GP appointments: Free Webinar with Dr Anne Connolly GP
14th March: Menstrual Health at Work: An Information Day for Employers: London
Take action in the Workplace
Becoming an Endometriosis Friendly Employer is a way for employers to show their commitment to creating a supportive workplace for those with endometriosis.
Also available is our Menstrual Health at Work series, a series of webinars and in person events aimed at employers looking to create more supportive working environments for those with endometriosis and other menstrual health conditions.
Resources for employers and employees can be found at the links below.
Share on social media
Download our social media assets to show your support for others with endometriosis, and showcase how others can do the same.
We've included suggested social media text, Instagram story templates, a virtual sticker, downloadable flyers and more so you can raise awareness and show support your way.
Take on a 1 in 10 Challenge
Support the 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth with this fun and creative challenge. The 1in10 Challenge is a 'create your own' challenge themed around the number 10. Run 10, knit 10 hats, paint 10 canvases, the possibilities are endless!
Host a Go Yellow! event
Yellow is recognised worldwide as the colour for endometriosis awareness. A Go Yellow! event is perfect for schools, workplaces, groups and communities to come together this Endometriosis Action Month to wear yellow and start conversations while raising vital funds and awareness.
Host a Tea for Endo
Hosting your own Tea for Endo event is a great way to come together as a community to raise awareness, break down the taboos, and call for change for the 1.5 million women and those assigned female at birth living with endometriosis in the UK.
Volunteer with us
Endometriosis UK Support Network services are delivered by trained volunteers who have lived experience. Our Support Network services enable us to reach those who rely on us for support and information and make a real difference.
Volunteer across our Support Network services and make a difference to the lives of the 1.5 million in the UK who suffer with endometriosis.
Sign up to our newsletter
Signing up to receive our monthly e-newsletter is an easy way to stay up to date and receive information on our latest campaigns, fundraising, news and events.
Make a donation
A donation of any amount helps us to continue our work supporting those with endometriosis and campaigning for much needed change. You donation could help to:
- Keep our vital local Support Groups running
- Train Helpline volunteers and ensure that we can be there for those with endometriosis
- Increase our online support services through our forum and online support groups
- Provide high quality and reliable information about endometriosis and treatment options
- Continue to raise awareness of this disease
Thank you for your support this Endometriosis Action Month. Don't forget to tag us on social media and use hashtag #EndometriosisActionMonth2024, we'd love to see how you get involved.