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A Menopause Café breaking down the taboo around menopause

Menopause Café

A Menopause Café, 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’, will be hosted by NPTC Group of Colleges at both its Neath and Newtown Colleges.

Open to both male and female participants of all ages, the Menopause Café will be held between 10.00-11.30am on Friday 18th October 2019 (World Menopause Day) at the locations below;

Newtown College
Themes Restaurant
SY16 4HU

Neath College
Blasus Coffee Lounge
SA10 7RF

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. 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 or 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”.

This Menopause Cafe is being organised by NPTC Group of Colleges, Melanie Dunbar, HR Manager said “The College wants to play a part in helping to raise awareness and address the associated stigma, we are really thrilled to be holding our first Menopause Cafe”.


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