My Period – A NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME

We know that talking about periods can be difficult, which is why we’ve partnered with some fantastic organisations to create ‘My Period’ – an education resource designed to break the ice and get you chatting about menstruation.

Hey Girls My Period cards pack contains everything you need to deliver amazing sessions about periods for people of all ages. There are 50 cards – each with an image on one side and discussion on the other. The cards cover everything from the biology of menstruation to stigma and taboo. The accompanying booklet is full of suggested activities for group leaders. Appropriate for the classroom, the youth club, the community centre or a one to one chat at home, these resources will help you get the conversations flowing!

My Period includes:

  • 50 Conversation starter cards
  • My Period booklet

“This is the most intuitive learning tool I’ve seen in a long time.”
Christine Mclean, CFINE

In addition, we’ve created complementary teaching resources for schools and youth clubs. So, if you’re a teacher, head over to our Schools page to download our teachers guide and free lesson plans for Primary and Secondary Schools.

If you’re a youth worker or community worker, then check out our Community Groups page for more information and to download extra activity ideas.

We also provide training to help you teach periods with confidence. Get in touch at education@heygirls.co.uk and look at the individual pages to learn more.

This resource was created by Hey Girls CIC with support from the Real Period Project. It was funded by the Shackleton Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund. My Period was designed by Holy Cow with illustrations by Rachal Duggan rachalduggan.com @RADillustrates and Joanne Simpson @landofjoanna. We would like to thank a range of organisations for their help and support, including Social Bite, Simon Community, Canongate Youth, Active Communities, Autism and ADHD, SHE Scotland, YWCA Scotland, Sexpression Glasgow, Healthy Respect, MsMissMrs. Special thanks to Vicki Wilson (Stirling High School) and many others who kindly gave their time, advice and expertise.