October 15th 2021
Wellbeing & World Menopause Day
If there are no support mechanisms in place, this can be a very challenging time. Some women who
attended The Wellbeing Pathway workshops talked about their feelings and the difficulties in
living with the menopause as they struggled to have their voices heard and listened to. Others
talked about really good menopause related policies in the workplace, family members being
willing to listen and living fulfilled lives in strong, positive relationships. Being connected
to others and feeling informed and empowered seemed to be where these women all wanted to be.
There has been a welcome awareness and focus recently on all things menopause related but there is still some way to go to improve that focus, encourage more men to join in the conversation and for this aspect of women’s health to be given the recognition and support it deserves, particularly with those healthcare professionals involved in women’s care.
Although women can live with a range of challenges around the menopause, the theme for this years World Menopause Day is Bone Health. Check out this poster from the International Menopause Society for more information https://www.imsociety.org/
On World Menopause Day and beyond, can you play your part in keeping the Menopause conversations going?
- Sign up to a learning opportunity around wellbeing and the menopause
- Talk to the women in your life about living with the menopause
- Ask your employer about workplace policies around the menopause
- Ask your healthcare professional about the training they have around the menopause
- Share recommend sources of information and support with others
Recommended sources for further information:https://www.menopausehealth.ie/
- The Wisdom of Menopause, Christiane Northrup MD
- Healthy Menopause, Liz Earle
- Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause, Dr Louise Newson
- The Menopause Solution, Dr Stephanie Faubion
The Wellbeing Pathway Founder