Menopause support network

About the menopause network

The University of Plymouth menopause network was initially launched as a support group in March 2019 for all employees and expanded to become an official staff network in October 2019.

All genders and ages are welcome to attend the meeting, whether you’re experiencing symptoms yourself and want to meet others in a similar situation or if you would like to understand more about the menopause. The chair is Briony Goldsmith.

Meetings are held roughly every six to eight weeks as well as social events throughout the year and topics to discuss or share are guided by the members of the network. As with all staff networks, the menopause network receives an annual budget and is independent from any department of the University.

Our aims:

  • To provide a forum to talk about the menopause and share experiences.

  • To provide support and guidance where possible.

  • To invite speakers/clinicians to campus.

  • To advise and give feedback on University policy development and associated practice.


Menopause support network sessions

Menopause and nutrition masterclass – 13 May 2021 – 11:30am – 1:00pm

Join us for this menopause and nutrition masterclass offering practical advice and top tips on what can help ease menopause symptoms and support long-term health.

During this session we will cover the things that support your body and the things that may have a negative impact, what small changes you can make to start feeling better and improve symptoms and key considerations for your long term health.

This session will be delivered by Jackie Lynch, Registered Nutritional Therapist, accredited by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), owner of https://www.well-well-well.co.uk/ and author of the book The Happy Menopause.

Book to attend the HRT Masterclass

Menopause awareness sessions

What do you know about the menopause? Are you, a family member, friend, colleague or employee experiencing menopause and want to know more and how you can support them?

Menopause awareness sessions have now been launched on Employee Self Service for both employees and also managers. The sessions will be advertised via the staff bulletin and can be booked onto via ESS

The University will be looking to run the same sessions again in the future. If you are interested in attending register your interest with staff.development@plymouth.ac.uk