News and research, Stages of life, Support, symptoms

iHOPE PCOS programme

Guest post by Carol Percy What is the HOPE programme? HOPE is an evidence-based self-management programme that supports people with long term health conditions to cope more effectively. That includes eating well, staying physically active, and following any necessary medical treatments, as well as managing stress, dealing with the emotional impact of their condition and… Continue reading iHOPE PCOS programme

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Research call out: Living with PCOS – a structured education programme

Polycystic ovary syndrome is diagnosed in one out of every ten women at reproductive age. Thecondition is characterised by irregular periods, increased levels of androgen manifested as acne orexcessive hair growth, and multiple cysts that can appear in the ovaries on an ultrasound scan. Many with PCOS experience difficulties in maintaining a healthy weight, having… Continue reading Research call out: Living with PCOS – a structured education programme

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CALL TO ACTION: Research into PCOS name and Weight Management

Having received ethical approval to carry out research into exploring the quality of dietary and lifestyle advice from healthcare professionals as well as canvassing opinion on the name of the syndrome (PCOS) if it was to be changed, Dr Yvonne Jeanes and her team have now launched their online survey. Please read below to find out… Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: Research into PCOS name and Weight Management

Awareness, Events, Fundraising, Verity

UK PCOS Awareness Week 2014

This years Awareness Week is fast approaching with only 3 weeks to go! So in preparation we're sharing our plans so you can all get ready. We've tried to make this years awareness events as easy to do as possible meaning you could spend the whole week in your bed in pyjamas and still take… Continue reading UK PCOS Awareness Week 2014

Awareness, Discussions with..., Support

Express yourself…

Recently we were contacted by Laura Ellis who has written a poem about having PCOS and how it makes her feel. By writing this she hoped to share her experiences, show others they're not alone and to raise awareness about the condition and what it feels like to live with it. POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME BY… Continue reading Express yourself…

Awareness, Events, Excess hair, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, Verity, Weight management

Personal Story: Sharon

We are delighted to announce that Sharon Newson will be speaking at the Manchester Conference this October on the area of weight loss and nutrition. Below is her personal PCOS story: 'I am 45 years old, single with no kids, and have suffered with PCOS symptoms (excess facial and body hair, weight gain, no periods,… Continue reading Personal Story: Sharon

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Monthly Update: Fundraising

As a charity we rely heavily on money raised by our members to keep us going. Our main aim is, of course, to raise awareness of PCOS and to support those with it, but in order to do that money plays a big part. Over the past year we have had many of you raise… Continue reading Monthly Update: Fundraising

Acne, Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, Weight management

Verity on the Women’s AM show

In April our very own Verity chair, Rachel Hawkes, was a guest on the Women's AM show on Islam TV as part of their Women's Health Week. Rachel was talking about PCOS, it's affects on those suffering with it and what Verity can provide as a charity by way of support and awareness of the condition. You… Continue reading Verity on the Women’s AM show