Would you like to come and talk informally about any menopausal symptoms you may be experiencing?
Then book onto the fortnightly online sessions that will equip you with knowledge so that you can get the help you need.
The session will be facilitated by two counsellors from the staff health and wellbeing service, Julie Roberts and Becky Dickens. We have been lucky enough to secure the time and expertise from some of the Consultants from our sexual and reproductive health service and they will attend 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 18th January 2021 – 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 17th February 2021– 1pm to 3pm
Monday 15th March 2021 – 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 1pm to 3pm
Monday 17th May 2021- 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – 1pm to 3pm
Spaces are limited on the sessions and places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to book on to a session, please email our staffsupportservices@Merseycare.nhs.uk and copy in healthandwellbeingcentre@NWBH.nhs.uk
You will then be sent the relevant link etc. to enable you to log on.
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.