Menopause

We aim to offer informational, social and emotional support during the perimenopause and menopause transition.

This experience that affects half the population is the least taught & discussed of all the major life transitions, and yet when experiencing it, it can affect almost every part of our lives. The Nest wants to offer support to as many people as possible, from pre-perimenopausal to post menopause and fill in the gaps in education.

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What if there was a positive side to the menopause? What if it could be a time of rich personal growth and inner transformation! We are exploring what inspires women who experience a positive menopause and to share ways to increase mental and emotional well-being.

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Our mission is to share more about the perimenopause and menopause; to normalise this stage in a woman’s life by providing holistic access to quality information. Check out our resource section below for a list of useful websites and a reading list.

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Come to our Exeter Menopause Café! Set in the beautiful surroundings of The Glorious Art House Café on Fore Street, Exeter. This is an open meeting for people of all genders to come and chat about all things perimenopause and menopause related. It is aimed at breaking down the taboo around menopause, increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their family, friends and their colleagues, and reflecting on the ‘third stage of life’.

See our events page for booking HERE


Our carefully curated list of materials to help you navigate peri-menopause and menopause.

Resources


Local Groups
  • Exeter Menopause Café – 1st Friday of the month. 10am – 12 noon. The Glorious Art House Café, Fore St, Exeter. Free. Booking Essential. See events page for details HERE
Websites

NHS: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/

NICE guidelines: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23

Menopause Matters, an independent magazine sharing info and options: http://www.menopausematters.co.uk/

Women’s health concern,  the patient arm of the British Menopause Society: https://www.womens-health-concern.org/

Daisy Network -For women experiencing premature menopause: https://www.daisynetwork.org/

The British Menopause Society: www.thebms.org.uk

European Menopause and Andropause Society: https://www.emas-online.org/

Menopause Cafe: www.menopausecafe.net

Rock My menopause. Full of information https://rockmymenopause.com/

CIPD Menopause resources: https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/culture/well-being/menopause

The Government Equality Office Report on Menopause transition: effects on women’s economic participation: www.gov.uk/government/publications/menopause-transition-effects-on-womens-economic-participation

UNISON menopause guidance and model policy: https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2019/10/25831.pdfAngus

Council Period and Menopause Policy https://www.angus.gov.uk/sites/angus-cms/files/2019-10/335_app1.pdfHenpicked: www.menopauseintheworkplace.co.uk

Books
  • Susun S Weed ‘ New Menopausal Years’
  • Dr Christine Northrup ‘The Wisdom of Menopause’
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estes ‘How to be an Elder’
  • Diane Richardson ‘Slow sex’
  • Dr Jerilynn Prior ‘Estrogens Storm Season’
  • Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD ‘Goddesses in Older Women’
  • Sally J Duffel ‘Grow your own HRT’
  • Jane Lewis ‘Me and my menopausal vagina’
  • Lara Briden ‘Period Repair manual’
  • Darcey Steinke ‘Flash Count Diary’
  • Dr Lani ‘No nonsense Bone health Guide’

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Devon Women Speak…

In June 2021 we ran a countywide survey for women, girls and all menstruators in Devon – aiming to gather information about menstruation, pregnancy, birth and menopause experiences and how they can affect key areas of life. The results were fascinating. You can read about it in our blog here and also access the full report by clicking on the image below:


click on the image above to access our report
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