WOMEN AND men of all ages are invited to Lincolnshire’s first Menopause Café on Tuesday 2 April. The café will be a safe, open and comfortable environment for guests to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause.
The café will be hosted on the first Tuesday of every month by aesthetics and wellbeing therapist Louise White at her clinic Body Lipo Lincoln on High Street in Lincoln city centre.
Following the world’s first Menopause Café, held in Perth, Scotland in 2017, a number of Menopause Cafés have been organised throughout the UK, including in some workplaces. The charity, whose patron is journalist and television presenter Kirsty Wark, was set up to break down taboos and increase awareness of the impact the menopause can have on friends, colleagues and families.
As a health and wellness expert, Louise White often works with local women affected by the menopause and childbirth.
Louise said: “I am thrilled to be setting up Lincolnshire’s first menopause café. Most of my patients are aged between 40 and 70 years old and the menopause is a hot topic of conversation. My work is centred around the depletion of collagen and oestrogen levels, so I know how the body can become sluggish during this stage of life.
“The Menopause Café is an opportunity to talk openly and honestly about these so-called ‘taboos’. I’m looking forward to connecting more local women together and welcoming new women into the group, to share stories and experiences, and build a real community in the area.”
Rachel Weiss of Rowan Consultancy, who founded Menopause Café said: “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.”
To book on to Lincoln’s first Menopause Café on Tuesday 2 April at 10am – 12pm, register via the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menopause-cafe-tickets-58737827423
For more information about Body Lipo Lincoln, please visit: http://www.bodylipolincoln.co.uk/
For more information about the Menopause Café, please visit: http://www.menopausecafe.net