‘Menopause meet-up’ in Southgate offers support and advice for women

Care home hosts local guest speakers and information stalls with support from the NHS and Age UK Enfield

Guests at the 'menopause meet-up' in Southgate
Guests at the ‘menopause meet-up’ in Southgate

A Southgate care home is hosting free monthly menopause awareness events with a line-up of specialist healthcare professionals and guest speakers.

Held in conjunction with Talking Therapies, NHS Enfield and Age UK Enfield, the events provide advice and support to guests at Southgate Beaumont in Cannon Hill.

At this month’s ‘menopause meet-up’, the care home welcomed 65 people who took the opportunity to find out more about what menopause is, what treatments are available for menopause and about women’s health and wellbeing.

Guest speakers included Jenni Russell from exercise group Pelvic Floor Secrets, Karen Browne from lifestyle and wellness firm Meno Maze, and Shahara and Andrea from Infin8 Space, who ran a breath work and yoga flow session.

Local GP and menopause specialists were also on hand to give helpful information and advice on what symptoms to look out for and support and medication available. Dr Rachel Osijo said: “It was a privilege to be part of the menopause event. It is so important for people to have as much information and be free to ask questions and gain support.”

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Alison Gordon, head of prevention services at Age UK Enfield, said: “At Age UK Enfield we want people to stay active and feel in control of their lives. Hosting these events at Southgate Beaumont has made a huge difference as there is a real sense of community and connection by meeting in person and sharing experiences.”

Jessica Rose, assistant psychologist at Enfield Talking Therapies, said: “Running these workshops has been incredibly inspiring and empowering. It has been amazing to be involved.

“The sessions have developed a real sense of togetherness and community among those who attend. There is always a really positive atmosphere in the room. It is great to be involved.”

Samantha Neal, customer relationship manager at Southgate Beaumont, added: “Ensuring people are given timely advice and practical ways to not only cope but thrive during the menopause is a priority.

“The menopause meet-ups have been such a great success and we have seen the number of attendees grow each sessions. It’s a great chance to for people to get helpful information and to know they are not alone.”

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