Menopause Cafe

The Menopause Café is an informal, social meeting. Just a relaxed chat - feel free to bring along your lunch, tea, coffee or whatever you like. Once a month we gather together to chat about menopause.

The Café is held monthly in a dedicated area of the Graduate Lounge, Charles Wilson Building between 12.30pm and 2.00pm. The day varies from month to month, to give everyone a chance to attend.

All genders and all ages are welcome: University of Leicester colleagues, employees of partner organisations and students - whether you're experiencing symptoms yourself and want to meet others who are or just want to chat about what this is all about.

The first cafe on 9 March 2018, held as part of International Women's Week, was well attended and had great feedback and great conversations.

Forthcoming dates

Please use the Eventbrite links below to book your place so we can have some idea of numbers:


About menopause

The most common symptoms of the menopause after the well-known hot-flush are related to mental health, women can suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and low mood. Other symptoms can be memory loss and tiredness, symptoms really are quite varied - every woman is different.

With women working for longer and in more demanding roles, it is really important that we talk about menopause openly. Historically it has been a taboo subject and especially at work it can lead to people feeling anxious, embarrassed and isolated.

Menopause at Leicester

Here at University of Leicester, we have a Menopause Policy and we held awareness sessions following the publication of Menopause transition: effects on women’s economic participation. Talking about menopause and raising awareness supports our University’s HeForShe commitments; creating a cultural transformation around gender and making public gender conversations, providing transparency, and actively monitoring progress.

About Menopause Cafes

Menopause Cafes were started by Rachel Weiss with the Menopause Cafe in Perth, Scotland. The objective is:

"To increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we can make conscious choices about this third stage of life."

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