Updated: Sep 26, 2022
We are pleased to be hosting a Menopause Awareness Day on Friday, October 21st, 2022, at BMHS Community Hub from 12.30 to 2.30, in partnership with community organisations and special guest Carolyn Harris MP Swansea East.
Open to people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities.
The Menopause Awareness Session aim to flip the narrative so that we start having open conversations about menopause. The more we talk, the more we learn about the symptoms and the impact they have on our lives and how to support women, families, and workplaces more effectively as women move through this natural stage of aging.
World Menopause Day is observed on October 18 every year to raise awareness about the impact menopause has on the lives of women around the world. Despite affecting about half of the world’s population, menopause isn’t talked about as much as it should be. Observing the day is also an opportunity to encourage further medical research, and accessible treatments.
Menopause is a term used to describe the natural decline of a woman’s reproductive hormones, normally between the ages of 45 and 55, when the body experiences its last menstrual cycle.
Common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, brain fog, forgetfulness, and sleep disturbances. All these symptoms can result in an increase in anxiety and depression.