Menopause will affect or has already affected 178,724 women in our district during their lifetime, and the majority of those who have experienced menopause said they had been negatively affected by it.
However, Wakefield had no widespread, regular access to menopause specific information for our residents.
10 amazing local voluntary and community organisations have been delivering science-backed menopause support sessions to local women around the district.
This project has been set up to help you to get important information about the changes your body is going through and the symptoms you might experience.
The sessions are also chance to meet other women going through similar experiences. There is power in knowing you are not alone. The sessions are also chance to share your experiences and things you have found helpful so others might benefit from that knowledge.
Our 10 delivery partner organisations have been trained by a leading UK based menopause organisation, MenoHealth.
Each of our delivery team are women, and many are currently experiencing menopause / perimenopause symptoms or are through the other side. They understand the impact menopause can have and want to help other women in their communities navigate this stage of life.
The partners have all achieved their Menopause First Aider qualification and can discuss the top 10 menopause subjects listed below:
Alongside information on each of these subjects, the staff will show you a range of exercises, meditations and stretches that can help with menopause symptoms.
Each delivery partner has different session options, some are face to face, some might be online. Most are free or the partners are asking a nominal fee (usually £5 for the course).
Our aim with this project is to give the women of Wakefield opportunities to get important information around menopause and perimenopause. To empower you to take control of your health and feel more confident to have conversations with GP’s, managers, or family.
Take a look at the calendars for January 2024 to find a session for you!
The project partner information is also included so you can get in touch with our superb team of women and book your course place.
You can also find this information on the project information document.
The project is a partnership between: Nova Wakefield District, the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) infrastructure organisation for Wakefield District; and MenoHealth, a national and international menopause organisation providing information, practical help and support to empower everyone to take control of their menopause and improve their health and mental wellbeing.
This exciting project recognises the importance of using organisations already embedded in their communities to deliver information and support to residents.
The project has been funded for its first year by SWYT Community Mental Health and funding is being distributed through the Third Sector Framework. Ongoing funding will be based on a full evaluation report completed by Leeds Beckett University at the end of the project.
Read more about the project and it's aims in project information document below and please share with anyone you feel would benefit from attending.
If you'd like more information about the project, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org