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Narratives adding to menopausal silence

Over the past few months, I have been interviewing women in Ireland on their experiences and understandings of menopause for a masters degree. What is emerging is that the  damaging and derogatory rhetoric that has surrounded menopause for decades needs to be challenged. Women’s agency in relation to menopause continues to be undermined. Remaining silent […]

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Talk at Waterford Tennis Club.

As Covid 19 restrictions are lifted, it was great to see our local tennis club reopen. Many of us have missed our weekly or twice weekly game of tennis. Along with the immense health and fitness benefits ascribed to  tennis, in particular  osteoporosis prevention, the sociability factor is also wonderful. I normally play doubles with […]

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Talk at Waterfords Women’s shed,Dungarvan.

Fantastic interactive morning at Waterford Women’s shed in Dungarvan.🌹 They are a fantastic example of how women are supporting one another while also contributing to the local community. With over 70 members, here I am with some of the wonderful committee that run this successful initiative.👍Due to much interest after this talk,we discussed the possability […]

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Empowering Women 6 week Programme

Empowering women to positively and pro-actively manage Menopausal transition. This six week information and education programme focuses on encouraging and empowering women to proactively and positively manage menopause.A different theme and topic is discussed each week,with lots of interaction and learning from fellow participants encouraged.Women are powerful when they come together and support one another.Symptoms,management […]

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MidLife Women Rock Cafes

Forums to compassionately empower women to positively and pro-actively manage menopausal transition. The Mid Life Women Rock café has been up and running monthly in Waterford since September 2019.We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the coffee shop at Waterford Health Park, Waterford city, thanks to the support of the medical staff […]

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Women’s Health Task Force 2020.

Menopause awareness and management a priority for Women’s task force 2020! I was recently invited to attend the stakeholder’s forum of the Women’s Task force at the Department of Health. Credit has to be given to the Department and the Minister for Health Simon Harris for developing this innovative initiative in 2019, the first of […]

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