July Guest Campaigns
Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and relationship support.
Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our July 2015 Guest Campaigns below.
Talking Red is The Haemophilia
Society's campaign to inform women about bleeding disorders
- what symptoms to look out for, and where to go for practical support and
Tens of thousands of women in the UK are unaware they have a bleeding disorder.
Symptoms include heavy and prolonged periods, frequent nosebleeds, easy bruising and prolonged bleeding after a cut, procedure or childbirth.
Talking Red activities include Paint it RED, where women are asked to paint their nails red in support of the campaign, and Red Knickers Night, where women are asked to be bold for bleeding disorders!
Group B strep is a normal bacterium
carried by around 2 to 3 women in every 10, without symptoms. Although rarely a
problem for the pregnant woman, it can be passed from a mother to her baby
around birth with potentially devastating consequences.
Every day a newborn baby in the UK develops group B strep infection, most commonly septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis. Most of these infections are preventable.
#WhyGuess? Finding out about group B Strep during your pregnancy is good news. A safe and simple group B Strep-specific test, known as the ECM test, in later stages of pregnancy can accurately detect who is carrying the bacteria so preventative action can be taken.
Not all NHS Trusts offer a GBS-specific test.
- Find out more about Group B Strep and details of NHS and private providers
- View Group B Strep Support's petition calling on the NHS to provide tests for group B strep
The Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police, City of London Police and Transport for London, are encouraging passengers to report any unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport. The "Report it to Stop it" campaign uses a short film, showing a woman experiencing escalating incidents of unwanted sexual behaviour on a Tube. Viewers are encouraged to decide at which point they would choose to report it to the police. The campaign follows a 2013 TfL survey, which revealed that while 1 in 10 Londoners experience unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport, over 90% did not report it to the police.
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