Understanding the Menopause - General awareness session (INTC00094)

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  • This is an East Riding Council staff course. If you are not a member of staff, you will not be able to apply or enrol to this course.

Course details

Entering the menopause can feel like a scary and confusing time. This course will help you to understand what happens during the menopause, how it can affect you as an individual and how you can manage your symptoms.

It will give you lots of useful tips and advice including how to deal with the menopause in the workplace, useful coping mechanisms and strategies for different situations you may experience.

At the end of the course you’ll receive a handy resource list to refer back to.

What do I need to join the course?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to know what menopause is, how it affects them as individuals and how to manage their symptoms.

As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to bring with me for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:


Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others

A reliable internet connection

An email address to access the virtual classroom

A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, smart phone/tablet with camera

You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes.

How will I learn?

This session will be delivered by Kay Merritt who is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health and a Midwife of 30 years. Her qualifications include MSc Post Graduate Award in Medical Education (SRH), FSRH/BMS, Advanced Menopause Certificate, DFSRH, Faculty Registered Trainer and BASHH Intermediate STIF Competencies.

What will I learn?

On completion of the course you will have the knowledge and understanding of menopause to empower you to make the right choices for yourself by dispelling myths and conjecture. You will be provided with the necessary resources and information to ensure you are fully informed of the available choices and support networks.

What could I do next?

Please browse the course booking system or contact eryctraining.support@eastriding.gov.uk for more information. Please discuss with your line manager before applying for a course.