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Sound Connections becomes an Endometriosis Friendly Employer!

Sound Connections is proud to have become an Endometriosis Friendly Employer during Endometriosis Awareness Month 2021.

Endometriosis is a disease where cells similar to those in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body. It is a chronic and debilitating disease affecting one in ten women, trans men and non-binary people – that is currently 1.5 million people in the UK and 176 million worldwide. It costs our economy £8.2bn per year in treatment, loss of work and healthcare costs. The average time for diagnosis is 7.5 years. At present the cause is unknown, and there is no cure.

Liz Coomb, Programme Manager and Endometriosis Champion at Sound Connections had this to say “Endometriosis is a cause close to my heart, having suffered with symptoms such as debilitating pain since I was a teenager and finally being diagnosed in 2018. I’m extremely proud to work for an organisation who takes this invisible, and relatively unknown, disease seriously – by not only listening, but taking action.”

Philip Flood, Director and Endometriosis Champion at Sound Connections said “Signing up as an Endometriosis Friendly Employer is a significant step towards ending the stigma associated around menstrual health. We hope that other organisations working in music education will follow suit, educating themselves about Endometriosis, and other menstrual health issues such as period poverty, and take steps to support and empower the girls, women and people affected by menstrual health issues such as Endometriosis.”

You can find out more about Endometriosis and how to become and Endometriosis Friendly Employer at www.endometriosis-uk.org

Liz is also in the process of setting up a new music initiative and creative support network for women and people affected by Endometriosis – you can follow support her efforts here www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wonder-warriors and follow them on socials twitter.com/wonderwarriors_and instagram.com/wearewonderwarriors

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