PPFA is committed to supporting teenagers who suffer severe period pain, pelvic pain, and endometriosis to allow them to fulfill their potential and live the best life possible. To do this, we are committed to bringing medically responsible, positive, and interactive education to schools in Australia.
PPEP Talk® brings a new approach to schools education. It provides the latest in modern knowledge, incorporating new neuroscience of pain. For students with pain, PPEP introduces helpful self-management strategies which they can try themselves immediately, and provides guidance on where to find further good quality information and when to seek professional health advice. For those without pain, it introduces concepts that will allow them to make good health decisions if pain affects their lives in the future. PPEP Talk® has been funded by both State and Federal Governments in South Australia since 2018 and Western Australia since 2020. In May 2021, Federal Government funding was received for a major expansion of PPEP Talk® to all Australian States where matched State funding is provided.
PPEP Talk® is free to public, private and independent schools, and has inclusive and modified programs suitable for boys, students with special needs and Indigenous students. Students attending PPEP Talk® range between the ages of 12-19 years of age.
As of August 2021, PPEP Talk® has been running in South Australia for over 2 years and has visited over 170 schools and in Western Australia for over 9 months and has visited over 60 schools. Combined we have spoken to over 10,000 students so far. Our goal is to have PPEP Talk® in every school in every state and territory in Australia in the coming years.
100% of schools who have experienced PPEP Talk® would like the program to return to their school.