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Perimenopause and menopause are naturally occurring life stages that all women experience. Most women go through the menopause transition between 45 and 55 years, on average reaching menopause at 51 or 52 years.  

From September to November, we’re holding a series of interactive information sessions in partnership with local community services and led by experts in perimenopause and menopause. Each session is free and will provide a welcoming and safe space for people to learn more, connect with others and have an opportunity to share menopausal experiences. 

Providing information on a life transition that 52% of Boroondara’s population will experience helps to:

  • increase knowledge about this life stage
  • raise awareness of support and services available in the community
  • challenge stigma and silence around the topic.

What's on

Join us at these free events to:

  • learn about the transition to perimenopause and menopause from local women’s health GP, Dr Cassandra Kenna
  • watch a screening of Giving Voice to Menopause followed by a facilitated conversation with Libby and Vanessa from She Listens
  • discover how sleep is affected and how to improve sleep quality during menopause with sleep expert and Boroondara local Dr Linda Schachter
  • take part in gentle group exercises with an instructor from the YMCA 
  • understand the importance of exercise before, during and after menopause with exercise physiologist Marcelle Malan
  • learn how to look after your mental health and where to get support during perimenopause and menopause from Katie Fletcher and Jen Stargatt, psychologists at Access Health and Community in Hawthorn
  • find out how food and nutrition can support your hormonal, bone and heart health during and beyond menopause from local practicing dieticians.

This initiative was supported by North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU) through a NEPHU Health Promotion and Prevention Grant 2022-2023.

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