WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY AND HOW?
Have you had a really comprehensive education about female sexual and reproductive health?
Nor have the women and menstruators we work with.
That’s why we created Bloody Good Education - a programme that provides free female sexual and reproductive health education to asylum seekers, refugees, and people that cannot normally access it.
Bloody Good Education sessions are monthly, and take place in some of the different drop-in centres that we currently operate based in London, such as West London Welcome in Hammersmith and Women For Refugee Women in Old Street.
Sessions typically last around an hour or so, with time for a Q&A, and take a strong co-creation approach to both content and delivery style. We ask participants at the beginning of each session what they want to learn and tailor information accordingly. All sessions are facilitated by qualified gynaecologists and sexual health professionals, as well as education volunteers that support on a whole host of activities - from ensuring feedback is gathered, assisting on preparation logistics, and generally just being babes.
If you visit one of the drop-in centres we work with, and are interested in coming along to one of our Bloody Good Education sessions then send Hannah an email [email protected]
Bloody Good Education sessions are free to attend and are supported by gorgeous volunteers - from facilitators through to our service delivery partners. Want to support the programme and keep Bloody Good Education... bloody good?! Here you go then THANK YOU
Interested in volunteering with Bloody Good Education? Be a legend and email Hannah with a bit about yourself on [email protected]
SERVICE DELIVERY PARTNERS
We love collaborating!! Our programme was initially kicked-off in collaboration with The Body Shop.
We continue to work with The Body Shop on our product distribution work too (they're the OG activist brand!) Bloody Good Education is also delivered alongside the angels at London In Your Language.
Frequently asked questions
I'm a gynaecologist or sexual health doctor - how do I get involved in Bloody Good Education?
YES! This is fabulous and Hannah is eager to hear from you. Email [email protected] and she'll zip you over a statement of intent and probably wanna’ natter.
I'm a menstrual health educator - how do I get involved in Bloody Good Education?
Though our sessions are strictly facilitated by qualified medical professionals, we are always looking for bloody experts to support Bloody Good Education in some way/ shape/ form. Please email Hannah on [email protected] should you be keen.
How do I find out about the next session?
Email Hannah for further information on the sessions [email protected]
What sorts of topics are covered?
Anything in between the knickers!
We cover a whole plethora of female sexual and reproductive health topics - from heavy bleeding and fibroids, through to sexual contraceptives, smear testing, vaginal hygiene, and discharge. We ask attendees which topics they'd like to know a bit more about at the beginning of each session, and often do specific sessions on the likes of menopause, menstrual products, etc.
Can anybody come along?
Bloody Good Education sessions are for asylum seekers, refugees, and people that cannot normally access female sexual and reproductive health education due to financial restrictions.
Can you hold a session in my community?
We are flexible and currently hold sessions all over London, though more often education sessions take place in the drop-in centres of which we currently distribute menstrual products. Ping Hannah an message on [email protected] if you're interested in a session coming to your community.