I decided to start hosting a Menopause Cafe in my local area after attending one in a neighbouring County. I found it to be a friendly, supportive, informative, relaxed environment to discuss a variety of Menopause related topics.
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Why I’m Hosting a Menopause Café
It has inspired me to set-up one locally as I know there are many who are experiencing this time of life, often suffering in silence, not sure where to turn for support, confused about possible treatments, coping strategies, frustrated by lack of understanding from family, friends, colleagues and employers.
I hosted Menopause Cafe Ystrad Mynach in February 2019 and we quickly outgrew our first venue after three meetings. I have discovered that daytime attendance is limited and now offer a monthly Menopause Cafe in Blackwood, combining some evening slots.
We included a lovely ‘walk and talk’ before this month’s Menopause Cafe which was well-attended even in the rain! We all warmed-up over hot drinks, toasted tea cakes and welsh cakes, with hot topics of conversation.
One of the attendees brought her 1 year grandson along to join us, which was a delight.
The next Menopause Cafe Blackwood will take place on Friday 5th July 2019 6.30-7.30pm ‘walk and talk’ and 7.30-8.30pm at the bar Maes Manor Hotel, Blackwood, NP12 0BD. No booking is required but please contact me for further information on email@example.com.
Menopause Cafe Evolution
The first Menopause Cafe was founded by Rachel Weiss in June 2017 Perth, Scotland, it was so successful that they’re increasingly popular, appearing throughout the UK and worldwide.
The Purpose of A Menopause Cafe
At a Menopause Cafe people, often strangers, gather eat cake, drink tea and discuss the Menopause.
Our Objective is
To increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we make conscious choices about this third stage of life.
Our Menopause Cafes are offered:
- On a not for profit basis
- In an accessible, respectful and confidential space.
- With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action.
- Alongside refreshing drinks and cake!
Who is it for?
Anybody interested in sharing their stories, experiences and questions about menopause. All genders and all ages. Men and women and in-between. Old and young and in-between.