The WA Pelvic Mesh Support Group had a successful day at the Perth Cultural Centre on Friday 26th October, helping to bring about awareness of the complications of pelvic mesh. The mesh awareness colour purple really stood out among all of the displays and won the prize for best dressed! Congratulations and thanks goes to all of the wonderful mesh injured women who volunteered their time to help get the message out to the community.
WAPMSG became an associate member of ConnectGroups who organised the Support Groups Awareness Day Expo where stalls were held by Self Help and Support Groups, NGO’s and Peak Bodies providing information and resources for a wide range of conditions including chronic, genetic, mental health and families. ConnectGroups aims to help people help each other by providing Self Help and Support Groups with:
- Links to community networks and information.
- Assistance with group development and management.
- Support with community resources and services.
- Individual and group skills training
Mesh Awareness Australia have paid tribute to the WAPMSG with a public post thanking the women who contributed.
“On Friday our team WA Pelvic Mesh Support Group and Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group were out raising awareness for Surgical Mesh, particularly urogynecological mesh complications at Connect Groups Awareness Day in Perth.
Urogynecological mesh complications may include chronic nerve pain, chronic urinary tract infections, vaginal bleeding, sexual dysfunction, autoimmune and allergy symptoms.
Mesh Awareness Australia would like to thank all the women who turned out to help raise awareness for pelvic mesh complications, especially considering all were in debilitating pain.
We are especially grateful to Caz Chisholm and Louise Tompkins for organising the stall. Their amazing efforts saw them being awarded Best Booth of the day.”