To keep conversations moving forward around the menopause, the next menopause café is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 19 April, from 10am to 11.30am in the John Lennon Art and Design Building, Ann Walker Seminar Room.
Anyone wishing to attend these relaxed sessions to talk about the menopause can book via the staff wellbeing events page and find dates for the July and October cafes.
About the menopause cafes
The menopause café was founded in Scotland by Rachel Weiss in 2017, and LJMU has been working with her to establish cafes on campus.
The cafes offer a place for our LJMU community to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause in an accessible, respectful and confidential space, open to all staff regardless of age or gender.
The HR team and Menopause Matters group are working with colleagues across the university to ensure that our staff from all departments and in all roles are able to attend cafes throughout the year.
You can contact the HR team via email with any suggestions related to menopause support and awareness, or if you want to join the group.
Further support from around LJMU
Last year the university shared its new Staff Menopause Policy which advises line managers on the support that can be easily provided for their team members. It also signposts places to seek additional support, both for those experiencing symptoms and those wishing to support colleagues or perhaps someone at home or outside of work going through the menopause.
The Menopause Matters group, of staff members from across the university, is also driving forwards better awareness across our workplace of the menopause and to establish workshops and support to benefit staff and students.
It is hoped that in the future, JMSU will deliver cafes specifically for our students and Student Advice and Wellbeing are looking to develop further support specifically for our student population.