Creating a comfortable and friendly space for women to talk about their reproductive health
Lack of access and interpretation are just some of the barriers that the women we support face around their reproductive health.
After consulting with the women we work with it become clear that we needed to create a space where they can understand what is happening to them as they go through the menopause and ask questions comfortably.
For the first phase of our project we worked with The Menopause project to provide three workshops about the menopause for 30 women from three culturally specific groups - South Asian, African and Middle Eastern/Arabic.
Each workshop had volunteer interpreters to support the women to engage in myth-busting, facts and perimenopause.
The women have been invited to join a social event with GPs so they can talk openly about their reproductive health.
We will also provide mindfulness and cultural movement sessions to support the women's mental health and wellbeing.
Our hope is that women from our community will go on to be volunteer ambassadors for the Menopause Charity to support others and signpost to accessible information about the menopause.
"It is important to have information in our language"