NAPS needs your help
Demand for NAPS services is rocketing. As the health service demonstrably fails to address PMS treatment needs, women turn to NAPS for help.
We provide essential services to women, partners and health professionals. Yet we receive only minimal external funding support.
Last year, a staggering 100,000 people sought NAPS guidance and over 1,000 called us for personal help. Maintaining our PMS help services costs money. Our total annual expenditure is £70,000 and our annual income is just £60,000. The continued increase in demand for our help has increased our shortfall and eaten into our limited reserves. To maintain our services we need an immediate injection of £25,000.
We hope that women and partners will support our work at this time of critical need.
How you can help
If every reader of this bulletin donated £20 to NAPS our PMS help services would be secure for the next year. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Become a member. Your membership gives you so much and helps us maintain our services CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER
Ask your friends or work colleagues to help us out. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Does your employer support charities? We would be delighted to apply for their support. Let us have details and we will do the rest. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT NAPS
Last month for Femal offer
Join NAPS this month and you will receive £35 worth of Femal. This offer applies to the first 100 women joining or renewing NAPS memberships.
Time is running out as the offer expires at the end of this month. To avoid disappointment, just click on the Femal box. Many thanks go to Femal for this excellent promotion.
Diet plays a very strong part in the NAPS regime for combating PMS symptoms with considerable evidence that a healthy diet, particularly one that is low in fat and high in fibre, can relieve PMS.
A number of regular visitors to our website Forum, (www.pms.org.uk/forum) have been asking for good recipes to share. Do you have a special recipe that helps keep you going at this time? Help us to compile a recipe book and send us your firm favourites - with a photo, if you can. The recipes should, ideally, be fairly simple and not too expensive to make, concentrating on low fat, low salt and sugar with plenty of fruit and vegetables. If you need dietary advice contact us at the office and we'll send you a copy of our dietary guidelines, free of charge.
Revealing finds on NAPS polls
Findings on recent polls conducted via our website reveal interesting facts about PMS and how it affects lives.
Well over 1,000 voters participated in our survey to establish whether PMS causes women to take time off work. Out of 1,351 votes, nearly 67% said that they had to take time off, while only 33% reported that it did not affect their work. Lack of awareness of PMS in the workplace is forcing women to deceive their employers about the causes of ill health. We asked whether sufferers could admit their PMS to employers. This revealed that only 47% voted 'Yes' and nearly 53% 'No' out of a total 640 votes. If you have a question or an issue you would like us to explore on our polls, please contact us.
Surge in interest
NAPS has seen a tremendous surge in interest following an informative article on PMS, published in the Mail on Sunday.
Hot on the heels of this, Bella magazine will be running a free offer for the first 100 requests for a copy of our 'Guide to PMS' booklet. Further details to follow.
Australians welcome NAPS support
The Australian Manufacturing Union has welcomed NAPS' support in its efforts to achieve a menstrual health leave agreement for women working at the Toyota Company in Melbourne.
The unions' efforts have proved controversial with some opposition from women themselves. Should women be entitled to sick leave for menstrual ill health? Please let us know your views.
Forum continues to grow
Our Forum continues to be a phenomenal success. We now have around 350 registered members and the Forum has received almost 4000 posts since it was launched last year.
During this time over 480 different topics have been discussed covering a wide range of subjects ranging from whether PMS influences your parenting skills to how it affects your driving. Check out the Forum on http://www.pms.org.uk/forum/ to see what's going on. If you have any ideas on how we can make it even better, please let us know.
Are we getting it right?
This is the third issue of our E-bulletin and we'd like to know whether we're getting it right.
Is it covering everything you would like it to or are there other ideas you would like us to include and explore? Send us an e-mail. What would you like to see in your E-bulletin?