For a more intimate option, Jade and Emily offer smaller regular coffee and chat sessions. These include a 20-25 minute “presentation” on a topic relevant to menopause followed by a social chat. They are great for groups of up to 10-12 people, and provide a safe space to discuss topics women might feel uncomfortable bringing up with their family, colleagues and even doctor.
In attending these informal sessions, women start to see that they aren’t alone and gain confidence in talking about their symptoms.
The ongoing aspect of this enables us to broach specific topics, meaning the attendees are building their knowledge on perimenopause and menopause, what to expect, how to advocate for themselves in a healthcare setting, and so much more.
We find that providing a safe space for women to talk about taboo topics boosts their confidence immeasurably.