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University of Birmingham

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A Menopause Café, aimed at breaking down the taboo around menopause, increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause.

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A Menopause Café, aimed at breaking down the taboo around menopause, increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their family, friends and their colleagues, and reflecting on the ‘third stage of life’.

Open to both male and female participants of all ages, the first University of Birmingham Menopause Café will be held between 13:00 and 14:30 on 18th March 2020.

Following the World’s first Menopause Café, held in Perth, Scotland in 2017, a number of Menopause Cafes have been organised throughout the UK, including in some workplaces. The world’s first Menopause Festival was also held in Perth during Spring 2018, as was the first Menopause Café outwith the UK, taking place in Toronto. The next Menopause Festival will be held in Perth on 29th and 30th May 2020 and features speakers, films, comedians and creative workshops.

Rachel Weiss of Rowan Consultancy, who founded Menopause Café commented, “The Menopause Café is aimed at women and men of all ages who would like to come along and talk about the menopause, to share their stories, experiences and questions, all made that little bit easier with tea and cake."

“Unfortunately, many women feel that they should just ‘get on with’ the Menopause, with some never talking to their friends of family about it, but the reality is that it affects all women eventually, not forgetting those who live and work with them. People can come along and just listen, or join in on the discussions, hopefully leaving with a clearer sense of the impact of the menopause on those who are experiencing it, alongside their families, friends and colleagues.”

Kirsty Wark, patron of the Menopause Café Charity, says “ I am delighted to have been asked to be a patron of this new charity which is dedicated to get everyone talking about the menopause. This is the way to a healthier happier future”.

This event is being organised by the University of Birmingham's Womens Network.

Booking is recommended. For more information, please visit http://www.menopausecafe.net/

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