Saffron Walden Town Council (SWTC) is pleased to announce its recently adopted policy on Menopause and guiding principles for Employees and Managers

With the theme for World Menopause Day on Tuesday 18th October being ‘Cognition and Mood’, SWTC is delighted to be hosting an event to raise awareness and promote a positive message around the menopause.  A relaxed evening to include information and discussion on nutrition, exercise, sleep, and mental wellbeing presented by guest speaker, Professor Joyce Harper.  She is head of Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London and is passionate about education and discussion of all aspects of women’s health but especially at three key stages: puberty, the fertile years, and the menopause.  Her talk at this event will focus on demystifying the menopause.

Town Clerk, Lisa Courtney will share ‘menopause in the workplace’; giving her own experiences and imparting good practice on how other local businesses can support their employees and adopt similar employee policies – And a selection of local wellbeing practitioners will also be on hand to offer additional information and guidance helping to empower women in their menopause journey;

  • Donna Richardson – Positively Menopausal; women’s wellness and menopause coach
  • Fiona O’Leary – Physiotherapy & Pilates
  • Kathy Ponter – Alexander Technique
  • Nikki Sammons – Wellbeing and relaxation therapist
  • Siobhan Kemp – Saffron Yoga
  • 1 Life – Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre
  • Saffron Walden Library

Tickets are available in person from the Tourist Information Centre at £5.00 each and will include a glass of bubbles on arrival and entry into a prize draw to be in with a chance to win a Saffron Grange wine tour and tasting for two!