SUPPORTING AND ENCOURAGING
Menopause is not the enemy
It is the gateway to a new season
Positive Menopause was originally created to provide a community support group for women who live in a small area of the West Midlands. It was established because like so many women there was a lack of advice and open-door policies to be able to communicate with GP’s. Women felt let down and had no idea who to turn to. So the community group was formed. This was four years ago and it has gone from strength to strength.
Obviously, things have been a little more difficult of late with COVID, but we have ensured that the door is still open and regular Zoom get together have occurred instead. In light of this, we are anticipating meeting again next year.
We believe that women are made up of more than Hormones, and although the Menopause can create a whole host of issues for individuals we also feel that it is important to be able to encourage one another in all aspects of life.
This is why we plan to create more support communities within our local area as well as further afield. The support that can reach any woman from any walk of life.
Get to know the Founder and Editor Sarah Cale
For as long as I can remember I have always found joy in helping others. Yet working within the Construction Industry for the majority of my life didn’t really fulfil my potential in that area. In fact, at times it was detrimental to that part of my personality. I mean Construction isn’t exactly the most female-friendly environment to have a career in and when I began to go through the perimenopause stage of this season in my life it felt increasingly difficult. So after some time I decided that if I was feeling this way so were many other women. And working in a male-orientated industry meant that I had no relief or, in fact, anyone to talk to about this. So Positive Menopause was created to give me and other women the opportunity to share and encourage one another.
If you would like to hear more about my story, and it’s not for the faint-hearted, then please get in touch, or head over to www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk and read the piece that I recently wrote for them as part of the Menopause Awareness Month. As well as a piece for The Industry Leaders, which can be found