The Menopause Maze © educational and supportive approach can be provided in 3 different ways
Understanding what the terms menopause and perimenopause mean is the first step in proactively approaching this middle stage of our lives. The significantly changing hormone levels during this stage impact us physically and mentally. This impact is felt from the hair on our head to the toes of our feet and everything in between. In Module 1 the focus is on the physical effects of perimenopause and menopause and what options you have to manage these effects and optimise your health during this stage.
It is possible to provide the modules without the 1:1 session, which is useful in the context of providing this educational material in the work setting. The benefit of the group approach is that the women attending realise that they are not alone. The individual woman’s journey through menopause differs but there is a shared experience and through the group approach women exchange and share experiences and learn from each other while also gaining important support. We are a social species and being connected to others, especially others experiencing similar struggles, is of significant benefit to us. The Menopause Maze programme provides research based, factual and clear information on perimenopause and menopause. There is a large volume of myth, misinformation and taboo attached to this issue and the Menopause Maze aims to address this by supporting women to be fully informed.
A variety of templates and tools are used during the modules and 1:1 sessions to help develop an individualised plan.