Menopause In Schools Survivors Club
(12 hours group menopause mentoring for 4-12 women)
An opportunity for a group of women to come to a better understanding of what is going on with their bodies and brains and what their options are; to learn how to get the best out of their doctors and the support available to them; to understand how the menopause may be impacting on their work, relationships and families and to create strategies to minimise that impact; specifically to look at how they can solve the problems which arise through menopause and perimenopause in a school environment; and to support each other as they work through the challenges of menopause and adjust to its changes.
This is an in-depth experience leading to long term strategies for managing perimenopause and menopause and supporting the group through long-lasting actions which improve health and well-being.
It takes place over several months, with meetings happening face to face or online. The usual is eight 90-minute sessions, but other arrangements are possible.
Menopause in Schools SOS (Sort out Stuff!)
Workshop for staff affected by Perimenopause and Menopause
An opportunity for teachers who are struggling with menopause or perimenopause to create a plan to move forward. The precise subject matter of the session will vary depending on how peri/menopause is being experienced by the participants and their specific needs, but we are likely to consider:
S changes in the brain and body and how we recognise perimenopause
S the options for medical treatment including HRT
S lifestyle changes which can improve our experience of perimenopause and menopause
S handling mood changes, anxiety and stress
S strategies for handling difficult conversations including those with our GP
S techniques to manage menopause in schools
S how we perceive perimenopause and menopause and how this impacts on our choices
We may use various techniques to map out our experience and our choices as well as small group and whole group discussions. This workshop is run flexibly in order to respond to the concerns and experiences of participants, but will usually include participants in mapping activities and in small group and whole group discussions.
The workshop lasts 90 minutes. It can be delivered to small or large groups - there is more time for individual interaction with a group of 12 or less.
Plot a Path through the Menopause Maze
75-90 minute 1:1 Menopause Mentoring Session
An opportunity for teachers who are struggling with menopause or perimenopause to create a plan to move forward. The precise subject matter of the session will vary depending on how peri/menopause is being experienced, but we are likely to discuss symptoms, the options for medical treatment, lifestyle changes, and techniques to manage menopause in schools. We may also explore how we perceive the menopausal transition and what stops us making the changes that help us deal with it. This session can also be used for preparations for discussions with Senior Leadership, Human Resources or Occupational Health as to the accommodations the school might make to enable the teacher to continue in their role effectively and healthily.
If you are self-funding you can book this session directly here.
Support Group in a Box
A set of cards with everything you need to set up a support group! Guidelines for setting up the group. Conversation openers. Fact-checked sources of information. A variety of soothing, stimulating or fun activities. Constantly updated online.