First Menopause Cafe Event Planned for The Fylde Coast

Menopause is a subject that people don’t like to talk about.  It’s a personal condition and up until now, it’s not something that people have ever considered coming together as a community to talk about.  But things are about to change with the introduction of the Fylde’s first Menopause Cafe event.

The newly opened Moments Cafe & Hub in St Annes will be hosting the area’s first ever Menopause Cafe event this month.  It’s an event that is open to everyone in the community.  No matter what age or gender you are, you are invited to this event on October 11th, which starts at 7pm.

The aim is to bring people together who are currently going through the menopause, along with their family and friends so that they can discuss it openly.  Hopefully, this will help people to gain a better understanding of the condition so that they can support their loved ones and it will also help those who are going through the menopause to see that they are not alone.

The Menopause Cafe idea stems from the World’s first Menopause Cafe event, which was held in Peth in Scotland in 2017.  The event proved to be very popular, and since then, there have been a number of Menopause Cafe events set up in various vanues and workplaces.

In Spring 2018, Perth also hosted the first even Menopause Festival.  Around the same time, the first Menopause Cafe outside the UK was held over the pond in Toronto, Canada.
 
Next April, the 2nd annual Menopause Festival will be held again in Perth and is set to feature films, comedians, talks from experts as well as creative workshops.

The Menopause Cafe is a unique idea that uses the nation’s favourite – tea and cake – to bring the community together so that they can share their experiences, ask questions and generally learn more about the menopause without the feeling of taboo that the subject seems to have held up until now.

Since the dawn of time, women seem to have felt that they should simply get on with the menopause and the various health issues that it brings.  People feel the need to keep quiet about it instead of talking to those they are close with.  The Menopause Cafe event will help women to realise that the reality of the situation is that all women are affected by the menopause at some stage of their life and that people who they are connected with, including their colleagues as well as those within their circle of family and friends are also affected.

Whether you just want to listen, or if you want to join in with discussions, this event is sure to give you the chance to gain a better understanding of the menopause and the impact that it can have on people’s lives.

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