Menopause Champions at work aim to help colleagues affected by the menopause. They are a point of contact for colleagues needing a listening ear or someone to initially talk to if they are not comfortable talking to their managers. Menopause Champions will also signpost colleagues to the wider Menopause support available in the Trust. The role of the Menopause Champion is to raise awareness amongst all staff that menopause in the workplace will be supported sensitively, and with dignity and respect.

Key responsibilities 

Understand why we need to be talking about menopause, especially in the workplace.

Know what menopause is, why it happens and when it may happen.

Recognise and understand possible menopause symptoms.

Know where to access/signpost to factual information.

Understand how to help someone get the support they need.

Know how to access a toolkit of additional resources to support managing menopause.

Have practical skills in how to spot signs of someone struggling with menopause symptoms and have the confidence to have supportive conversations when needed.

Can help start a conversation around menopause within our workplace and understands how the Mersey Care NHS Trust can further support menopause.


Our champions have support from the team of Health and Wellbeing Facilitators, who can support and from time to time, bring all champions together for a catch up and chat through how things are going.

You can see a comprehensive list and contact details for all our champions, in the table below.

Name Contact Role Division
Amanda Buttery

Acting ANP for ICRAS/Frailty
ICRAS-Southport and Formby Locality
Community Care

Alison Walker Matron Long Covid Sefton Community Care

Carole Vick Clinical Lead Older Adults Community Hub Community Care

Catherine Collins CBT Therapist - Think Knowsley Community Care


McElhinney-Coleman Integrated Care Liaison Officer Community Care
Jane Walls School Health Support Worker Community Care

Jo Hodgson Occupational Therapist Community Care

Jo Johnson Secretary Leadership Team Community Care

Nadia Reynolds Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Community Care

Paula Fletcher Vaccinations and Immunisations Co-Ordinator Community Care

Paula Pottenger

ICRAS therapy Assistant Practitioner Community Care

Uzma Rashid Health Visitor Community Care

Vicky Harris Team Lead (South Hub) NHS Talking Therapies Liverpool Community Care

Daniel Melling Health and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator Trust Wide Support Services

Katie Derrick Health and Wellbeing Facilitator Trust Wide Support Services

Neomi Lomax Health and Wellbeing Facilitator Trust Wide Support Services

Sue Burton Infection Control Practitioner Trust Wide Support Services
Jane Hobin Step Forward Sefton Psychological Interventions Practitioner Mental Health Care
Gemma Hollington Clinical Psychologist Mental Health Care

Helen Lockley Criminal Justice Team Manager Mental Health Care

Deborah Robinson Comm Forensic LD Service Secure Care

Pam Mount

Psychological Therapist and Department Lead Psychology

Secure Care