Designed by the Royal Society for Public Health in collaboration with Bluesci and with funding
from Health Education England, this menopause awareness training seeks to develop knowledge,
skills and confidence to integrate relevant conversations and support.
Traditionally, menopause is viewed as a specialist medical and clinical condition and as such,
most people at the frontline of running support services or initiatives within the health system,
the community and workplaces, do not routinely ask about menopause. It is not surprising that
women are reluctant or feel unable to talk about menopause and its impact on their lives.
Through the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) approach, participants will be able to challenge this
culture and openly have menopause related conversations with friends, family, a colleague or
with an individual accessing a service. Using the 3A’s (ASK, ASSIST, ACT) framework, participants
will be able to explore the physical, emotional and social impacts of menopause, and provide
information about how to access information and local support through menopause cafes, GPs,
lifestyle services, online resources and apps.
During this 3 hour session, participants will be able to:
- Review their knowledge of menopause
- Reflect on the relevance of menopause as part of their organisation’s work
- Discuss recognition of menopause and associated risks of missed diagnosis
- Make action plans on what they can do to progress practice within their service/organisation
At the end of the programme, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance with 2
continuous professional development (CPD) points.