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champion period equality at your hospital, surgery or clinic…

Working long shifts, surgeries and the sheer size of most hospitals makes it difficult for the essential staff of the NHS to access period products when they need them. We work collaboratively with a range of hospitals, clinics and other healthcare units across the UK to promote period equality, period product access and period education.

Having free products available for quick access when staff are caught short or provision of Hey Girls reusable products that can be worn for up to 12 hours means they can focus on giving patients the attention they need.

Our aim is to eventually provide products in all washrooms, meaning patients, visitors and staff can access products as they need them, making what could already be a sensitive time for some, a lot less stressful.

We’ve seen a huge sense of community among NHS staff, having initially been approached by two nurses in Scotland asking for support. Just over 1 year later, we now work with almost 30 NHS trusts and have big plans on how else we can support staff and patients.

for sustainable and award-winning period products for your healthcare facility, contact Georgie today…

Email georgie@heygirls.co.uk

FAQs

Why should we partner with Hey Girls?

Not only do we provide award-winning sustainable period products and vending units for staff, visitors and patients, we also help raise awareness of period dignity throughout the NHS, the need for products being on hand for shift workers, the advantages of reusables for shift workers and having period products on hand to give to vulnerable patients when leaving hospital. We’re also big on period education The NHS has our full support for any projects you want to run. No order or idea is too big or too small.

Why have ‘girls’ in your name when not all people that menstruate identify as female?

Hey Girls was set up by Celia and her two daughters Bec and Kate after experiencing period poverty first hand themselves when Celia was a single mum. Celia used to always greet Kate and Bec by saying ‘hey girls!’ as a term of endearment. It was not intended to be exclusive.

We have been working behind the scenes to become more inclusive and have big plans to ensure we are supporting diversity and equality around period care and education.

We’ve changed our packaging to be more inclusive (removing images of girls from the boxes), widened the messaging to change to ‘people’ rather than ‘girls’ and ‘women’ from our resources and website.

We work very closely with The Diversity Trust and focus groups to create educational resources, lesson plans and campaigns to ensure LGBTQIA+, BME and disability communities are part of everything we do.

We also have extensive educational resources on www.myperiod.org.uk – a website designed to create awareness and education around periods, that has been designed as more of a gender neutral menstrual educational tool.

How do we incorporate reusables into our period dignity campaign?

We offer reusable pants, pads and period cups. When cared for, these can last between 5 and 10 years. Although a higher price point than the disposables, they are better for the environment and more sustainable for your staff. Imagine being able to hand your staff reusables and knowing they may not need to worry about buying disposable period products for 5-10 years? Magic.

need something specific? Say hey to the team…

Email bdm@heygirls.co.uk