Would you like to talk informally about any menopausal symptoms you may be experiencing?

The Menopause is something that happens to every woman and the average age in the UK is 51, so it usually takes place during working life.  It comes with a variety of symptoms with varying affects from mild to extremely severe and as we are all unique this can be different for everyone. 

As a Trust we want to support our female staff through this time and also raise awareness amongst our wider staff teams so that they can support their colleagues too. 

Book onto one of our monthly online sessions to equip you with the knowledge so that you can get the help you need. The session will be facilitated by one of our female counsellors from our Occupational Health and Wellbeing Department. We have also been lucky enough to secure the time and expertise from some of the Consultants within our Sexual and Reproductive Health Service and they will join some but not all of the sessions.

  • Provide a safe, confidential place to talk about how your symptoms affect you at home and at work

  • Equip you with knowledge so that you can get the help you need

  • De-mystify some topics around menopause

  • Provide self-help information and links to trusted websites/apps

  • Encourage self-care

Monday 27 September 2021 – 1 to 3pm

Wednesday 20 October 2021 – 1 to 3pm

Monday 22 November 2021 – 1 to 3pm

Wednesday 15 December 2021 - 1 to 3pm

Email staffsupportservices@Merseycare.nhs.uk to confirm your place.

Try the below steps...

You should be proactive in researching your own symptoms. Some steps which you can take to help yourself:

  • Maintain a healthy weight, with a balanced diet, eating regularly.

  • Exercise regularly to maintain fitness and aerobic capacity and to ensure that weight bearing exercise is carried out to maintain bone density.

  • Wear layered clothing that can easily be removed.

  • Ensure you are getting enough sleep

  • Discuss concerns with partners and encourage them to help with chores around the house.

  • Consult with their GP on management of the menopause and to rule out other medical causes of symptoms.

  • Speak to our Occupational Health and Wellbeing Department or a trusted supervisor about your symptoms.

  • Drink plenty of water; keeping caffeine intake low and alcohol consumption at or below the recommended levels (no more than 14 units per week).

  • Do not smoke.

Helpful websites:

https://www.menopausedoctor.co.uk/

www.womens-health-concern.org/help/focuson/focus_dietmenopause.html

www.womens-health-concern.org/help/factsheets/fs_menopause.html

www.project-aware.org/Managing/exercise.shtml

www.menopausematters.co.uk/menopause.php

And finally, the autumn 2021 edition of MC Magazine includes a special feature on the menopause- Read it here