A Menopause Café, aimed at breaking down the taboo around menopause and increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, will be held in Redditch.

Open to both women and men of all ages, Menopause Café will be held between 10am and 12pm on Monday, October 8th at Rees Café.

Following the World’s first Menopause Café, held in Scotland in 2017, a number of Menopause Cafes have been organised throughout the UK, including in some workplaces.

And now Rachel is bringing the Menopause Café to Redditch as part of her campaign to raise awareness of the ‘third stage of life.’

Rachel said: “I am on a mission to raise awareness of the menopause and to bring this issue higher up the agenda of Government. The menopause is a natural stage of life that affects every woman and every man who lives with or works with a woman. We need to speak more openly about the ‘third stage of life’ in a way that we haven’t before.

“That’s why I’m delighted Redditch will have its very own Menopause Café. Women, and men, can come together and share their experience of the menopause. The menopause can have a huge impact on women’s lives and it’s not talked about enough. I’d encourage anyone going through the menopause to attend the café and to chat with women who are going through the same experience.

“I’m aware that some women don’t always get the support and treatment they need and I’m already working with government and with businesses to look at what steps can be taken. I want to see all organisations adopt a menopause policy, to enable women at work who need support during the menopause to be met with understanding and compassion.”