Verity - The PCOS Self Help Group

Verity - The PCOS Self Help Group

Charity information

Verity - The PCOS Self Help Group

Verity is a self help group set up in 1997 to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The charity is completely self funded and is the only national charity for women with PCOS.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    About Verity
    http://www. Verity-pcos. Org. Uk

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects millions of women in the UK and worldwide (approximately 5–10 per cent) and is one of the leading causes of fertility problems in women. If not properly managed, PCOS can lead to additional health problems in later life including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and endometrial cancer.

    PCOS has commonly (and aptly) been referred to as the ‘thief of womanhood’ because of the wide ranging affect symptoms can have on a woman’s life and self-esteem.

    Verity organises twice yearly conferences where delegates get the chance to hear from some of the UK's foremost leading PCOS experts. We also publish a range of information booklets and In Touch, a twice yearly newsletter full of the latest information and research on the condition.

    Additionally, Verity provides a very active discussion board for both members and non-members, where women with PCOS can give and receive peer support and we run a number of local based groups across the UK which is continually expanding to more areas.

  • Aims

    Verity - The PCOS Self Help Group aims to:

    • Promote a deeper and wider understanding of the condition
    • Challenge negative stereotypes surrounding the symptoms of PCOS
    • Encourage research on PCOS
    • Improve the quality of, access to, and choice of treatments available
    • Support and empower women with PCOS
  • Overview

    Established: September 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1097599

    Board members: 6

    Phone number: 07766651244

    Address: New Bond House 124 New Bond Street London W1S 1DX

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Website and discussion board 2012

    We are aiming to fundraise £5000 to cover the costs of running and maintaining our websit... More
  • PCOS Information Booklets

    Updating and re-publishing Verity's information booklets that service as a guide of the wi... More