Welcome to the VPS, a UK registered charity.
Our aims 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
We offer advice and information on all vulval pain matters. You can read detailed information about vulvodynia, vestibulodynia (previously known as vulval vestibulitis), lichen sclerosus, and other vulval pain conditions. We also have information on sex and vulval pain, pregnancy and vulval pain, and other general good advice. Find out more about us.
Use the VPS Easysearch page to search online instead of Google or other search pages. Every time you search for something from our Easysearch page and follow any links generated, the VPS will receive a donation of around 0.5p. If you spend lots of time online looking at different pages, it's well worth setting the Easysearch page as your homepage or adding it to your favourites or bookmarks.
You can use Easysearch from any computer or smartphone and there's no login or registration required. For further information, visit the Easysearch website.
Total funds raised to date using Easysearch: £10.79
Are you a keen shopper? If so, shop online using Easyfundraising and funds will get donated to the VPS with evey purchase that you make.
Step 1 - Register as a supporter
Visit the Easyfundraising website and register as a supporter by clicking on the green 'Support a good cause' button at the bottom of the page. You then select the Vulval Pain Society from a list of causes, which will take you to a form where you register as a supporter of that cause and create an account.
Step 2 - Shop online
Whenever you want to buy something online, visit Easyfundraising, log into your account and search for your preferred retailer from a drop-down list. You then follow the link to the retailer's website and make your purchase. The retailer will donate a percentage of the price of your purchase to the VPS.
Total funds raised to date using Easyfundraising: £8.83
VPS signs up to eBay for Charity
You can now raise funds for the VPS when you're on eBay, as we've recently signed up to the eBay for Charity scheme. Sellers of items on eBay can choose to donate a percentage of the sale price to us, and buyers can look for items sold in aid of the VPS, or just make a donation to us at the online checkout for any item. You can even just make a donation to the VPS using PayPal whilst browsing eBay, whether or not you buy or sell anything. To find out more about using eBay for Charity, see the relevant page on the VPS website, or visit the eBay site directly.
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat - feature on vulval pain
We have just been informed by the BBC that the Radio 1 feature on vulval pain is provisionally scheduled to air, subject to the BBC's news agenda, on Radio 1's Newsbeat programme on Thursday 8 October 2015 at 12.45 pm and 5.45 pm, UK time.
VPS Super Workshop 2015: presentations now available to download and read
You can now watch and listen to three new VPS podcasts, which were three presentations given at our Super Workshop in London on 9 May 2015. Two of the podcasts are audio only, whilst the other has slides.
NEW - Transcripts page on VPS website
Work is ongoing to make the VPS website more accessible to all users, and as part of this, we have recently set up a new Transcripts page. At the moment, this new page contains links to webpage transcripts of some of the VPS podcasts from our Listen and watch page, including presentations from our recent Super Workshop in May 2015. However, we hope eventually to be able to offer transcripts of all of our audiovisual content, including the podcasts, the webinars and anything else which involves listening or watching.