The county’s first Menopause Cafe will open in Lincoln this spring to give people the chance to openly discuss so-called “taboos”.
The cafe will open on Lincoln High Street on Tuesday, April 2 from 10am-12pm as a safe, open and comfortable environment for guests to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause.
It will be hosted on the first Tuesday of every month by aesthetics and wellbeing therapist Louise White at her High Street clinic Body Lipo Lincoln.
The aim of the cafe is to increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families.
Louise said: “I am thrilled to be setting up Lincolnshire’s first menopause café. Most of my patients are aged between 40 and 70 years old and the menopause is a hot topic of conversation.
“My work is centred around the depletion of collagen and oestrogen levels, so I know how the body can become sluggish during this stage of life.
“The Menopause Café is an opportunity to talk openly and honestly about these so-called ‘taboos’. I’m looking forward to connecting more local women together and welcoming new women into the group, to share stories and experiences, and build a real community in the area.”
The world’s first Menopause Cafe held in Perth, Scotland in 2017. A number of cafes have been organised throughout the UK including in some workplaces.
Founder of Menopause Cafe Rachel Weiss, of Rowan Consultancy, said: “Unfortunately, many women feel that they should just ‘get on with’ the menopause, with some never talking to their friends or family about it, but the reality is that it affects all women eventually, not forgetting those who live and work with them.
“People can come along and just listen, or join in on the discussions, hopefully leaving with a clearer sense of the impact of the menopause on those who are experiencing it, alongside their families, friends and colleagues.”