World Menopause Month
October is World Menopause Month, and October 18th celebrated as World Menopause Awareness Day, with the focus this year on cardiovascular health.
Established in 2009 by the International Menopause Society in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), World Menopause Month aims to raise awareness of the menopause and the possible associated health issues, whilst promoting support options available to improve the health and wellbeing of those navigating the menopause transition.
The JUCD Wellbeing team were recently announced as the winners of the Most Inclusive Menopause Friendly Employer Award at the prestigious 2023 Menopause Friendly Employer Awards ceremony; having wowed the judges with it’s wealth of menopause programmes and initiatives created to help support its health and social care colleagues.
In support of World Menopause Month, your JUCD Wellbeing team are highlighting the wealth of online menopause support available to colleagues during October.
NEW Menopause Yoga – delivering specially adapted yoga practises, mindfulness and breathing techniques, Menopause Yoga offers a toolkit of techniques to help colleagues manage menopause symptoms and navigate their menopause journey with confidence. Wednesdays 8am – 8.30am.
LGBTQIA+ Community Menopause Café – a safe space for colleagues to share experiences, get/give advice or simply listen in and learn more about the menopause and how it may affect you. Wednesday 11th October 12pm -1pm.
Manager & Leader Menopause Workforce Support – a group for Managers and Leaders to learn, and share ideas and examples on supporting their teams through Perimenopause and menopause. Thursday 12th October 10am – 11am.
Menopause Café – chat, listen, learn or advise on menopause topics with fellow colleagues in a non-judgemental friendly space. Tuesday 17th October 2pm – 3pm.
World Menopause Day – Wednesday 18th October:
Menopause Yoga – join us for Menopause Yoga, a series of specially adapted yoga sequences, mindfulness and breathing techniques to help you manage menopause symptoms. 8am – 8.30am
Your Pension and the Menopause – MoneyHelper experts will be explaining the impact the menopause could have on your pension and how you can focus on saving for your retirement. 11am – 11.45am
Menopause and Hair Loss Support – join Midlands Trichology to learn how menopause can affect your hair and discover helpful ways to look after your hair. Wednesday 25th October 4pm – 4.45pm
BAME Community Menopause Café – ethnicity greatly affects how and when someone will experience menopause. Join our online Menopause Café for ethnically diverse colleagues. A safe space to share experiences, get/give advice or simply listen in. Wednesday 25th October 12pm – 1pm
NHS Menopause Hub
In support of World Menopause Month, your JUCD Wellbeing team have partnered with the NHS Menopause Hub, putting together a series of additional online menopause support sessions for colleagues to access during October.
The primary focus of the Menopause Hub and for these Autumn Menopause Sessions is the inequalities in Menopause care and support, particularly for our ethnically diverse and LGBTQIA+ colleagues. Whether you seek support for yourself or want to learn how to best support your colleagues, patients, friends or family, these sessions are for everyone.
See the timetable (below) to view the Autumn Menopause talks/sessions, taking place on MS Teams.
All sessions taking place throughout World Menopause Month are online, and many of the sessions available will be recorded. Sessions can be booked via the team’s easy to use online booking platform
To find out more about the team’s full range of wellbeing support, please visit our Home page and navigate to the area of support required, or call the team on 01332 787730.