Birmingham, B3 2JN
Menopause Café, is 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’,
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 outside the UK, taking place in Toronto. The Menopause Festival held in Perth in April in 2019 featured 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”.
Helen said “We’ve hosted several Menopause Cafes internally for our employees and volunteers and the feedback is that people love these events and want them regularly. We’re really looking forward to opening this Menopause Café to our neighbours in Colmore BID and offering an informal atmosphere to chat about all things Menopause over tea and cake.”
Open to both male and female participants of all ages, Menopause Café will be hosted by Helen and Liz at the RSPB England Headquarters, First Floor, One Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2JN on Thursday 31 October between 12.30 and 2.00 pm. Drop in and join the conversation for 10 minutes or stay for the whole event – bring your lunch if you like! Tea, coffee Halloween-themed cake and will be provided.