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Demystifying the Menopause, Mood and Cognition

Health & Wellbeing
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

The menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life but many aspects of it are still taboo – in particular the impact of menopause on mental health, mood and cognition. But the impact of these symptoms can’t also be underestimated... did you know that as they go through the menopause transition:

  • 73% of women experience brain fog
  • 50% of women experience mood symptoms
  • 40-50% of women experience memory and concentration issues

Menopausal women are frequently misdiagnosed as suffering from depression and anxiety, when in fact the mood changes and other psychological symptoms they are experiencing are likely to be a result of the fluctuations in their oestrogen levels. The solution often offered is a prescription for antidepressants when HRT or other approaches might offer a more appropriate solution.

In this interactive and informative workshop, Dr Clare Spencer, co-founder of My Menopause Centre, and Dr Hayley Dare, a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and founder of Neurequity will …

  • Call out why it’s time to kickstart the conversation and reframe attitudes
  • Demystify the menopause and its impact on mental health, mood and cognition
  • Share the latest thinking on how to prepare for and manage these symptoms, showing it’s a time to thrive not just survive – from lifestyle changes to HRT, and CBT to mindfulness and meditation Dr Clare and Dr Hayley will leave no stone unturned!

Meet the Panellists:

Dr Hayley Dare
Dr Hayley Dare is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chief Executive of Neurequity Limited.

Neurequity is an all-employee mental health and wellbeing L&D solution that empowers organisations to easily implement company wide learning initiatives to shift the dial on corporate mental health openness and awareness. Neurequity blends a comprehensive portfolio of interactive eLearning and year-round calendar of live expert led events to enhance individual and collective mental wellbeing.

With over 25-years professional experience, Hayley was formerly Clinical Director for the West London NHS Trust, with responsibilities covering Broadmoor, Rampton and The Orchard High Secure Hospitals.  Hayley is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists  and the  British Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (BABCP)

Dr Clare Spencer
Registered menopause specialist, GP and co-founder My Menopause Centre

Dr Clare qualified from Cambridge University and holds Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She initially trained in obstetrics and gynaecology where she gained a Doctor of Medicine for research in fetomaternal medicine. She is also a member of the British Menopause Society (BMS) Medical Advisory Committee and a BMS menopause trainer.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)

Meet the Host, Helen

Helen co-founded My Menopause Centre with her good friend, Dr Clare Spencer. She is on a mission to raise awareness of menopause and help empower women with the knowledge they need to embrace this new chapter and thrive. Helen is particularly passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping employers understand the benefits of having a positive menopause policy. Helen has held Chief Marketing Officer roles in a range of sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide. She has also worked in broadcast and telecoms regulation at Ofcom and in the mobile technology sector with Motorola.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

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How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.