“Engagement enables us to become more familiar with other people’s world views, so that we can have real and respectful conversations about subjects that matter to us all, even if we don’t always agree”

We are excited and very grateful to have been given support from the Wellcome Trust to deliver a public engagement programme carried out by our multidisciplinary team at the Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research (IMSR), with the support of specialists working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

Our aims are to raise awareness of the lifelong metabolic nature of PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), using our activities and sharing our platforms with women who have the condition, to collectively help reduce misunderstanding and stigma associated with PCOS. Ultimately, we hope our engagement activities and efforts will go some way towards improving health equality and outcomes for women with PCOS.

Our programme breaks down into 3 broad sets of activity, click on the links to find out more:

Photo shows some of the DAISY PCOS leaders sat together posed for a portrait image.
Photo shows some of the DAISY PCOS leaders and researchers running a public engagement event together in Birmingham
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  • DAISy-PCOS Leaders: a training programme for women passionate about reducing health inequality for women with PCOS through becoming community advocates. Click on the link to find out more and to meet our cohort.
  • DAISy-PCOS Community Events: check our events page regularly to find out about our latest public PCOS related events and volunteer or join us to make sure your voice is also part of the conversation.
  • DAISy-PCOS Public Artwork: we plan to create arts-based crowd sourcing project and we want your help to make it happen, as we are seeking contributions from women with PCOS all over the world.

We would love it if you’d take part, no matter how little you feel you can contribute. Join our mailing list to be kept up to date of opportunities and events or get in touch if you have a collaboration idea.

You can also connect with us on social media over at Twitter & Instagram: @daisypcos. Even just a Retweet, Share or Follow helps show your support for our work, as well as women with PCOS!

Questions? Contact our Community & Public Engagement Manager, Caroline Gillett.