Sprouting for the Menopause. Grow your own HRT

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Fun workshop with Sally Duffell. Learn how to boost your intake of vitamins and minerals naturally by sprouting seeds.

Thursday 31st May 6pm -8pm


Navarino Mansions Community Hall

Dalston Lane

Hackney E8 1LB

This workshop is free but you do need to book. Email menopause@handsinc.co.uk or call 020 3051 8626

Free menopause course

Feeling HOT? HOT? HOT?

Then why not come to our FREE….

Menopause workshops: 12 week course looking at all aspects of the Menopause including: stress and anxiety, sleep, hot flushes and how to manage them with expert facilitators.Menopause_Infographic

Monday 16th April

 6pm -8.30pm

Core Clapton, 161 Northwold Road. E5 8RL     

This course is free but you do need to book

email: menopause@handsinc.co.uk

or call 020 3051 8626




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WOW- Women of the World Festival Southbank Centre 11th March 2018

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wow-women-of-the-world-festival_620_375_90_s_c1We are off to the WOW Festival at the Southbank Centre, on Sunday 11th March 3-4pm. We will be a taking part in their discussion panel Your Own Personal Heatwave

The panel will discuss hot flushes, changing moods, loss of libdo… the menopause has a bad reputation. But is the second half of a woman’s life necessarily the worst? Is there a conspiracy of silence over the menopause? Do women of a certain age become invisible? What does how we talk – or not talk – about the menopause say about how society views women?



Exploring the Menopause Workshop

3-4th March 2018

Exacerbated by a lack of knowledge and negative social attitudes, many women find the Menopause a confusing and uncomfortable phase in their lives. This weekend aims to give women a voice and empower them to understand their choices for managing a healthy transition through the menopause.

We will provide information about:

  • the physiological process of the Menopause phase
  • the impact of Stress on physical and emotional well being
  • managing symptoms like anxieties, hot flushes, sleep difficulties

Through experiential exercises and group discussion there is an opportunity to explore:

  • beliefs, experiences and myths about Menopause
  • your relationship with your own cycle of life
  • your thoughts and feelings about  sexuality
  • ‘The Change’-your goals, dreams, hopes

The workshop is facilitated by Cabby Laffy (Psychosexual Therapist) & Eileen Bellot founder of Reclaim the Menopause.

This workshop accounts for 12 hours CPD

Fee: £150 waged. Concessions are available for low/ unwaged on request
Please call Cabby to enquire 07981 665 917

To book go to: http://psychosexualhealth.org.uk/training-courses/workshops/




BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Menopause Week 15th-19th Jan 2018


BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour is covering the menopause all week so tune in to have your say or find out more. Here is the link for today’s phone-in show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09lw30r

Here is a peek at what they will be covering for the rest of the week. On Wednesday Eileen Bellot from our Reclaiming the Menopause Project will be joining the programme.

Tuesday 16th Jan: Menopause Survey Findings

Wednesday 17th Jan: The Impact of Menopause on Relationships & Family

Thursday 18th Jan: Menopause & Work

Friday 19th Jan: Menopause treatments (conventional and alternatives). How we can help ourselves? Focus on women who’ve set up their own websites and women in the public eye who are now speaking out.



Menopause Support Group 2018

When you mention the word menopause all to often women’s eyes glaze over either because they are finding the symptoms debilitating, or they feel embarrassed, or think its got nothing to do with them!

Well ladies its a subject that we should all pay attention to as 85% of women struggle with menopause symptoms and most don’t know how to manage the transition that all women will eventually face.

Why not come along to our friendly women’s group to learn more about the Menopause, share your experiences and get support.

Fortnightly Thursdays,  6- 8pm at Navarino Mansions Community Hall

See calendar for dates.

For more information contact Juliet on 0203 051 8626 or email menopause@handsinc.co.uk



Navarino Mansions Community Hall is situated on the main road opposite a primary
school. Five minutes walk from Hackney Downs Station on the same
side of the road, going towards Dalston Junction.

Landmark Tesco (same side of road), Primary school (opposite side of
the road)

Bus 56 or 30 a few bus stops if coming from Dalston junction

Bus 276 from Stoke Newington to Hackney Downs stop . Cross the road
going up Dalston Lane past the Station

From Hackney Town hall or Hackney Central: Bus 30 going towards
Dalston will drop you close by on the same side of the road.