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Menopause Cafe (Birmingham City Centre)

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RSPB Midlands Regional Office

One Cornwall Street

Birmingham

B3 2DH

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A Menopause Café is a chance for people to gather and eat cake, drink tea and discuss the menopause. https://www.menopausecafe.net/

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The second Menopause Café to be run in Colmore BID is open to all, and will take place at the RSPB England Headquarters in Birmingham on 31 October 2019 12.30 – 2.00 pm.

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

There will also 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.

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) or Liz Parry (elizabeth.parry@rspb.org.uk)

RSPB England Headquarters, First Floor, One Cornwall Street, Birmingham, B3 2JN

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