The Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program (PPEP Talk®) is a positive, interactive and engaging 1-1.5 hour session for all students in Year 9- 10.
PPEP Talk® has federal funding and has been running since 2019 with excellent results. PPEP Talk® recognises that 1 in 4 students assigned female at birth regularly miss school due to the severity of their period pain, and 1 in 7 develop Endometriosis.
PPEP Talk® is developed by medical and educational professionals, equipping students to understand pelvic pain and endometriosis – including what are normal and abnormal symptoms, simple strategies for pain management, how to support others and where to go for further help.
PPEP Talk® includes direct links to the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, Version 9.0 under the Personal, Social and Community Health strand, and aligns with the Year 9/10 band achievement standard.
PPEP Talk® offers tailored sessions to those assigned female/male at birth, and is inclusive of age, culture, ability and gender.