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Menopause Cafe (Birmingham City Centre)

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At a Menopause Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause.

The first Menopause café to be run in Colmore BID is open to all, and will take place at Home is Where… on 26 March 2019 12.00 – 1.30 pm.

Every Menopause cafe is informal and inclusive - participants can join in with discussions or just listen in. Hosts Helen, Liz and Sam will be on hand to welcome everyone and spark conversation. Come and join us for 10 minutes or the whole event.

As this is the first event of its kind to be held in Colmore BID, there will be an opportunity to give your views on how the event went for you, what you’d like to see in future Menopause cafes and suggest venues.

The Menopause café objectives are:

To increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we can make conscious choices about this third stage of life.

A Menopause Cafe is a group directed discussion of menopause with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a support or counselling session. We usually split into small groups and you are welcome to just listen, although we hope you will join in on discussions.

Our Menopause Cafés are offered:

On a not for profit basis

In an accessible, respectful and confidential space

With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

Alongside refreshing drinks and cake!

Who is it for?

Anybody interested in sharing their stories, experiences and questions about menopause. All genders and all ages. Men and women and inbetween. Old and young and inbetween.

Rachel Weiss had the idea for Menopause Cafe in 2017, inspired by Kirsty Wark’s BBC programme “Menopause and Me” and the Death Cafe model she had already been part of. Rachel, Gail Jack and Lorna Fotheringham held the world’s first Menopause Cafe in Perth, Scotland that June 2017. They didn’t know whether it would just be the three of them talking to each other, or if other people would join them. About 30 people turned up and talked, and asked for more Menopause Cafes.

A year later, Menopause Cafe became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. It is run entirely by six volunteers, all with busy day jobs and families.

Contact: Helen Reid helen.reid@rspb.org.uk

Home is Where - 26 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2NP

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