A COMMUNITY event to lift the stigma surrounding women’s health has been hailed a huge success.

A menopause evening at the Lost and Found in Knutsford last week was attended by more than 60 women.

It was aimed at offering factual and better understanding of the menopausal journey.

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Dr Lydia Robertson, from Menopause Care, led the presentation.

The women’s lifestyle expert shared her expertise and information about the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of menopause.

A question and answer session afterwards gave women the chance to share personal experiences and seek further advice.

Stable Minds CIC, a community organisation dedicated to mental health and wellbeing, organised the event.

Their commitment to creating a supportive environment for open conversations aligns seamlessly with the goals of the evening.

The collaboration aimed to break the stigma surrounding menopause and empower women with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate this natural phase of life.

Key topics covered included hormonal changes, common symptoms, lifestyle adjustments, and the importance of support and an in depth look at available treatments.

Women left with a better awareness of menopausal experiences, a sense of solidarity, and practical strategies for managing their well-being during this transformative period.

One woman said: "Attending the event with limited knowledge about menopause, I was impressed by Dr Robertson's extensive knowledge and personable approach.

“The evening was not only informative but also had a relaxed atmosphere, encouraging everyone to share their own menopause experiences.

“Dr. Robertson addressed the stigma surrounding HRT and breast cancer, providing factual information to dispel misconceptions.”

Dr Robertson said: “There is so much more awareness of menopause now however there is still so much misinformation and confusion.

“It was good to be able to answer questions, share stories and help empower women with the information they need to optimise their health and wellbeing.

“We hope it is the beginning of more events to support our local community.”

Amelia Peel, of Stable Minds CIC, said: “We believe in the power of community and open dialogue.

“There is still so much stigma surrounding menopause but thanks to Dr Robertson we were able to answer questions and give informed answers.

“The turnout was amazing and shows that women are looking for this level of support and information about menopause “We are incredibly grateful to the Lost and Found for letting us use their lovely venue to host the event, they are always supportive of the community."