Within Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, we provide the opportunity for learners to access free products in order to
overcome these barriers, but recognise that we can do more to tackle the educational aspects of period
We launched the ‘Period Dignity Campaign’ to remove what is an unnecessary obstruction to education and
to promote how learners can manage their periods with confidence, break down menstrual taboos and
normalise conversations about periods, so that they no longer feel ashamed or embarrassed to ask for
Working with our Active Ambassadors we developed the 'It won't stop us' Campaign.
In February 2019, prior to COVID-19 lockdown and government restrictions, we filmed and interviewed a
range of athletes from across North Wales to share their experience of managing their menstruation,
whilst continuing to train.
As part of this campaign, we want to promote the importance of maintaining physical activity to highlight
the benefits upon reducing the symptoms of menstruation and that periods should not act as a barrier to
engaging in either learning or active wellbeing.
Alongside this we have developed free complimentary exercise resources which learners can do at home.
Listening to our learners, they identified not only accessing products was a barrier but also managing
pain and discomfort.
Working with a personal trainer and former GLLM learner, a range of twelve short exercise techniques have
been developed to help with this.
There is an exercise for each month, which can help to alleviate some of the discomfort. You can try
these at home, outside, with friends or on your own - which ever works best for you.
Try the resources & tag @GLLMLles #GLLMWellbeing. Use the 'It won't stop us' GIF on Instagram.