Welcome to Free Period Angus
The Period Poverty campaign was launched by the Scottish Government nationally in August 2018. Angus Community Planning Partnership took the decision to collaborate to ensure everyone in Angus has access to free period products. To drive awareness and information Free Period Angus (FPA) was launched in March 2020.
Free Period Angus three main objectives:
Raise awareness of free product locations across a target demographic
Ultimately eradicate period poverty in Angus by the end of 2021
Hey Girls Partnership
To ensure no one goes without during the covid-19 pandemic, we have partnered with Hey Girls who will send three months’ worth of their tampons and pads straight to people’s door. Alongside the pads and tampons we’ve also partnered with them to send out their Menstrual Cups + Cup Cup.
We will eradicate period poverty in Angus by 2021
Did you know?
1 in 5 young people and adults are in period poverty in Scotland
Over one person’s lifetime period products wil cost approximately £18K
The average cost per month for periods products is £13
137,700 (1 in 10) young people have missed because they can’t afford products
Nearly half of all girls are embarrassed by their period and afraid to ask for help
What we’re doing
In 2019, together with Tayside Contracts, we distributed:
37,942 period pads
In 2020 in the height of the covid pandemic, we partnered with Hey Girls to get period products delivered straight to people. To date we have sent:
What’s happening in Angus
Virtual Red Tent Events
Every month the Angus Community Partnership and Angus Creative Minds host a virtual Red Tent Event. Red Tent Events gives people the opportunity to have honest and open discussions about menopause, menstrual wellbeing and mental health in a safe and supportive environment.
Breast Buddies Angus
Breast Buddies Angus is aiming to improve breastfeeding rates in Angus by providing breastfeeding peer support to new parents. The project will train and develop the volunteers to run groups throughout the area and is managed by Volunteer Action Angus.
In celebration of World Menopause Day, on Thursdays at 6.30pm from September 10th to October 15th Pausitivity will be showcasing experts in the menopause and mid-life field to help people #KnowYourMenopause