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Period health survey

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long will it take to complete the survey?

Most of the questions are multiple-choice (tick-boxes), and should take around 15 minutes to complete. It’s important that you answer all the questions until you reach the end of the survey, and not write any names.

What happens once I finish? 

Children In Wales and NHS Wales will collect everyone’s answers and put them all together. This will tell us what children and young people think about period health in Wales, and we will use what you have said to try to make things better for children and young people in Wales.

Will you know who says what?

This survey is anonymous, which means no one will know what you have said, and no one will be able to identify you. We don’t know who you are or which school you go to. 

What will you do with my answers?

Our aim is to use these findings to create new ways to learn about period health that are helpful for everyone.

Your data is processed for the purposes of legitimate interests to ensure that children, young people and families have their voices heard at a national level; inform national policy; and improve the services provided by Children in Wales and Public Health Wales.

Who can help if I get stuck?

We know you have some great things to say, so if you get stuck, you can ask an adult to help you complete the survey.

If you’re feeling worried, it will help to speak to someone about how you feel. This could be your teacher, parent, youth worker or any adult that might have helped you with this survey.

MEIC is the confidential helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. by phone 080880 23456 by text 84001 online:

In 2020 NHS Wales and Welsh Government set out to create a resource and campaign which aimed to open up the conversation around menstruation and provide information on period health for young people.

Bloody Brilliant / Mislif Fi was produced through co-creation with young people in Wales and a large-scale Wales-wide survey. The survey gathered the views, understanding and attitudes towards periods of all young people, whether they have periods or not. .

NHS Wales and the Welsh Government have commissioned Children In Wales, to carry out another round of research. Children In Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Wales. Our aim is to use these findings to create and update resources that would break down barriers and stigma while raising awareness and educating on period health.

Our survey is open to  all 11-16 year olds, but we would welcome submissions from those of lower age if they are interested. 

We would appreciate your support in assisting any young people to complete the survey. This particularly extends to young people with additional learning needs, those that require a digital workstation, or those that just need a helping hand. Most of the questions are multiple-choice (tick-boxes), and should take around 15 minutes to complete.

The answers will be kept safely by us (Public Health Wales & Children in Wales)
Please do not allow submission of personal information, such as names.

It is important that as many views as possible are gathered from young people of all genders, so Bloody Brilliant can offer support for girls and those who will have periods, as well as those who will be supporting them, and to fully understand any barriers between genders which might be enforcing stigmas further. Generations of young people must not suffer in silence through fear of speaking out or lack of understanding around what's normal when it comes to periods. 

If you have any questions on the above, or would like further information about the project overall, please contact