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Webinar to provide guidance navigating the menopause

A free evening webinar called ‘Menopause and Me’ takes place this Thursday October 21 from 7-9pm in acknowledgement of World Menopause Day 2021, writes Jessica Quinn.

Mairead Kelly, Health and Wellbeing, Health Promotion & Improvement Officer HSE stated, “We hope this webinar will support an affirming and empowering conversation for women in the Mid West who are experiencing perimenopause or menopause.

“Menopause is a normal and natural life transition for women. At the same time, not all women go through it at the same pace or have the same experiences – this is why we called the webinar, Menopause and Me.”

The menopause is a unique phase in the life of a maturing woman. Health and Wellbeing staff at HSE Mid West Community Healthcare want women to be inspired to prioritise healthy eating, physical activity and their mental and emotional health. Access to informative resources will support them through this life phase.

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s human journey. Like any transition, it can be associated with loss, and it can have its challenges as well as its opportunities.

Anne Ryan, Head of Service for Health and Wellbeing in the HSE Mid West Community Healthcare Area, said, “The Health & Wellbeing Service is informed through both evidence based learning and the lived experience of women.

“We have invited a number of speakers to share their knowledge and to speak of their own experiences of menopause. We are very grateful to all participants for sharing their experience and supporting the webinar.”

Menopause and Me speakers will be Dr Cassie McVeigh, a GP with special interest in women’s health, menopause, perimenopause and HRT; Nodlaig Moore, Clinical psychologist; and Charlene Hyland, Physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health.

Each speaker will address key areas of interest for many women experiencing menopause or perimenopause.

The Health and Wellbeing Team are looking forward to sharing information on lifestyle behaviours that are beneficial to women of all ages. Time will be provided for people to ask questions of the different speakers. ISL interpretation is also arranged for the event.

To register for the webinar check the following link  

For any queries email MaireadA.Kelly@hse.ie

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