Please join us for an informative evening full of essential facts every woman should know about the menopause!
Online event via Zoom
Monday 19th October 2020 from 7.30pm
Cost: £15 (plus Eventbrite booking fee)
We’re delighted to be online for this talk with guest speaker the Mindful GP, Dr Molefi.
There will be a 45 minute presentation followed by the opportunity for you to ask absolutely any of your questions in a safe, friendly environment.
Like our work with mental health, we want to eliminate the stigma associated with what has been a not so discussed, but hugely important topic and assure you that no questions are too small or embarrassing.
The evening is also a fundraising event in support of Mandy Macqueen’s 2020 London Marathon for our mental health charity The Counselling Foundation.
Hot flushes, night sweats, erratic periods, vaginal dryness, weight gain, aching joints, mood swings, tiredness, anxiety, depression and forgetfulness! The list seems endless!
“Yes, we are talking about the menopause, and thank goodness we are now talking openly about it! It is no longer the taboo subject of years gone by.”
Dr Molefi, a local GP and menopause expert, will share some insights and practical advice on how women can thrive during this monumental transition.
For most, the menopause is a natural phase in life that occurs generally between the ages of 45 and 55 years.
A woman’s experience of the menopause is completely unique to the individual however, whilst some may sail through seamlessly, others can suffer distressing and debilitating symptoms that have a significant impact.
According to Dr Molefi, the key to a smoother transition during this important phase is a healthy lifestyle earlier on. This minimises the severity and intensity of menopausal symptoms and long term impact on the mind and body.
The Menopause and mental health
According to studies the menopause significantly impacts mood and mental health, including higher stress levels and depression, with anxiety and panic attacks also reported.
The hormonal changes can become overwhelming as at this mid-life time of transition, with many women having to juggle the physical and mental impact of menopause with life challenging events like divorce/separation to a second career.
We’re looking forward to sharing lots of information with you so that you can feel confident and informed about the menopause.
There will be a 45 minute presentation followed by the opportunity for you to ask absolutely any of your questions in a safe, friendly environment. Like our work with mental health, we want to eliminate the stigma associated with what has been a not so discussed, but hugely important topic and assure you that no questions are too small or embarrassing.
So please join us for what promises to be a good night and all for a good cause.
We have some fabulous raffle prizes to win; all whilst learning the facts and helpful information about menopause.
All proceeds from this key fundraising event are in aid of Mandy Macqueen’s 2020 London Marathon run, which will support of The Counselling Foundation to provide a high demand subsidised counselling service offered by our mental health charity. www.counsellingfoundation.org
The cost of the talk is £15 plus booking fee.
Find out more about our guest speaker for the night, Dr Wendy Molefi the Mindful GP here.
World Menopause Day takes place annually on 18 October
The theme for this year’s World Menopause Day supports women who are feeling lost and going through Menopause. No two women’s experience is the same, and being aware and able to recognise that your symptoms might be down to fluctuating hormones is the first step to managing them.
Discover more about local mum, Mandy Macqueen and her incredible marathon training journey. Mandy not only completed her own Marathon when the event was cancelled, but will also be taking part in the virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4 October.
You can also support her by sponsoring her directly by clicking the icon below.