Grant fund launched to support reproductive wellbeing in the workplace.

*             Applications open for funding grants of between £200,000 and £600,000 for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector who specialise in women’s wellbeing services *             The funding will ensure women experiencing reproductive issues – such as the menopause or pregnancy loss – are better supported to remain in or return to the workplace Continue Reading

Further Action taken to improve the supply of HRT.

Further Action taken to improve the supply of HRT. *             Action taken as suppliers increase stocks of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) products *             Head of the HRT Supply Taskforce and industry identify immediate actions to improve short term supply and ensure ongoing stability *             Further Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) issued to provide flexibility for pharmacists Continue Reading

New Taskforce To Level-Up Maternity Care And Tackle Disparities

New Maternity Disparities Taskforce to explore reasons for disparities in maternity care and address poor outcomes for women from ethnic minority communities and those living in deprived areas This comes as data shows black women are 40% more likely to experience a miscarriage than white women, and deprived areas can have higher rates of still Continue Reading

New national cervical screening campaign launches – as nearly 1 in 3 don’t take up screening offer  

A new national campaign is calling on those eligible not to ignore their invite, as data reveals nearly 1 in 3 don’t take up the offer of cervical screening. A new survey released today shows embarrassment was the most common reason for not booking a screening appointment (42%) and almost two-thirds (63%) said they were nervous when Continue Reading

Breaking down language barriers to increase uptake of cancer screening programmes

Screening can prevent or spot cancer early, but language barriers prevent many ethnic minority groups from benefiting fully from screening. We’ve translated cervical and bowel cancer screening videos into Sylheti (Bengali) & Urdu: Would you like to share your thoughts and have the chance to WIN A £50 Amazon voucher? Complete the feedback form in Continue Reading

Reflections on ‘Chronically Creative’, a collaborative project between Cysters and Juice Magazine, South Asian collective and Magazine

Reflections on ‘Chronically Creative’, a collaborative project between Cysters and Juice Magazine, South Asian collective and Magazine https://www.juicedroplet.com/magazine/p/issue-two-mind-and-body The ‘Chronically Creative’ project has been a chance for both Cysters and Juice Magazine’s teams and audiences to learn, collaborate and create together across disciplines. Juice Magazine is a South Asian collective and magazine facilitated by and Continue Reading

5 Inspiring Celebrities Dealing with Chronic Illness

“Taking up space, together.” Our mantra here at Cysters reflects a simple principle: No matter how difficult it gets, we will not allow ourselves to be diminished by the pain we experience or society’s perception of it. From that strength, we empower the people going through similar struggles. Such principles are powerful in the hands of public Continue Reading