Last updated: 12 October 2022




The Menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. It takes place as the woman’s oestrogen levels decline and is a natural part of ageing.

If you experience symptoms of the menopause before the age of 45 it is advisable to go to your GP for further investigation and confirmation of the diagnosis. If the symptoms start impacting on your overall quality of life it is also advisable to discuss this with your GP.

There are ways that you can address the symptoms of the menopause such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for psychological symptoms and lifestyle changes (diet and exercise).

Symptoms can include:

Hot flushes

Night sweats

Difficulty sleeping

Reduced libido

Vaginal dryness


Mood changes


Urinary tract infections

Joint aches and pains

Weight gain and loss of muscle mass



The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has produced guidance on menopause and the workplace, and an accompanying infographic offering advice, tips and stats which you can look at here: FOM Menopause Guidance



Menopause support



If you prefer to have more information on your phone, have a look at this great app: Balance






Or if you are looking to get support with other individuals that might also be experiencing something similar please get in contact with the Menopause Support Group

World Menopause Day Tuesday 18 October 10am to 3pm, Oasis Centre

The theme is Cognition and Mood:

Throughout the day we will be live streaming the HIOW Menopause presentation. Programme includes HRT, cognition/mood, lifestyle changes ,questions and answers. 

Information stands for staff to access will include dietician, wellbeing team , Oasis team. Refreshments will also be available.

If you are unable to attend the day please contact the below email to access the live event remotely. 

Any questions please contact the inbox. This event is for staff only.