About the Vulval Pain Society
The Vulval Pain Society (VPS) is a confidential service for women who suffer from vulval pain due to vestibulodynia and vulvodynia. The Society was set up in 1996 by a doctor and a nursing sister. The VPS is not externally funded or attached to any health service organisation.
The Aims of the Charity as set out in the Governing Document are:
- To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of vulval pain through the provision of support, education and practical advice
- To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to vulval pain
The Vulval Pain Society is run by volunteers and relies purely on charitable donations. We are very grateful for any monetary donations which help us to continue providing help and information for sufferers of vulval pain. If you can, please make a donation to our charity via the Charities Aid Foundation, using the red button on the left of this page. Thank you.
Please bear in mind that this is a UK charity and is aimed specifically at those seeking solutions mainly within the UK nationalised health system. It may therefore not be so relevant to US readers, who might prefer to check Non-UK links and Other helpful sites.
The Vulval Pain Society Management Committee
David Nunns Miss K Thomas
We are delighted to announce that Diane Hamdy, who set up the Vulval Pain Society with David Nunns in 1996, has been granted Honorary Membership of the VPS.
Vulval Health Awareness Campaign
Please visit the new revamped VHAC site. Includes message board and details of how to join an online group for women who have vulval cancer or any pre-cancerous condition of the vulva, including VIN and Paget's. Left, Fabia Brackenbury, Founder of VHAC and the National Lichen Sclerosus Support Group.
Origins of this website
Many thanks to Liz Bailey who started this site and with design help from her brother Doug, gained a British Medical Association award for it a few years ago. She generously donated the site to the VPS as it became more popular.