Powys Menopause Cafe - Caring for You

on 03 December 2020 RCM Branches

Powys Teaching Health Board hosted their first virtual menopause via Microsoft Teams in October 2020.  The concept of the Menopause Café is part of the Powys RCM Caring for You Refreshed action plan. The opportunity to host the Café in a virtual way due to COVID19 who was welcomed by a range of staff members who were able to join. Participants had a variety of experience from no menopausal symptoms, to being in the full throws of menopause.  Everyone who attended felt that they gained something different from the café.  Members spoke freely and shared concerns and advice in this safe and confidential space.

We have since set future Menopause Café events for December, February and April.  Aside from the Café, we also have a Facebook page for staff to have a continued ongoing support network.  A successful charitable bids fund to purchase 20 books of The M Word: Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause has been achieved and the books will be loaned out to Menopause Café members on request.  It’s fantastic to have launched this concept in Powys and to raise awareness and the profile of menopause within the organisation.

Sharon Davies

Pelvic Health Programme Manager, Powys Teaching Health Board