The public has been invited to learn more about the menopause by attending a talk hosted by an expert.

Public Health in Worcestershire is supporting the group, Stronger Together, in hosting a free Menopause Workshop for the North Worcestershire community and surrounding areas.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, 18 May between 10am and 11.30am in the Health Suite at Becketts Farm.


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Session leader, Anita Arscott Brookes is an accredited menopause champion with Menopause Experts Group Ltd, and will tackle important topics like 'What is menopause?', 'What's happening to me?' and 'How can I help myself?'.

She said: “I’m delighted to be working with Stronger Together to raise awareness of the menopause in our community.

"We are all touched by the menopause, either personally or through family members, partners, friends or colleagues.

"You may be familiar with symptoms such as hot flushes or night sweats, but there may also be mental health symptoms such as anxiety, stress or even depression.

"The more we understand, the more we can support each other.”

She added: “I completed the training initially because I wanted to understand more about my experience.

"After I completed my training, I felt so empowered with my new-found knowledge, I knew I had to share it with others.

"My accreditation allows me to work with the community and businesses to talk ‘all things menopause’ and help people navigate this transition.”

The workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions in a relaxed and informal setting.

Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health in Worcestershire, said: "It’s great that Stronger Together is hosting a session for their local community to learn more about the Menopause.

"The menopause affects everyone to a certain extent, whether it be those who go through it, or their family members and support network."

To book a place at the workshop, email