Our Aims

Mind in Greater Manchester has been awarded a share of £1.97 million from the government to provide FREE  menopause support across Greater Manchester.

Launched in April 2018, the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Fund is a joint initiative run by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and the UK Health Security Agency.

“Menopause is a huge issue, not just for women’s physical health, but their mental health too. We know that there are hundreds of thousands of people affected across the region but very little support available. This is a fantastic opportunity for the local Minds in Greater Manchester to come together to help people going through menopause and those that support them.”

The funding received by Mind in Greater Manchester will:

Enable local Minds to provide FREE training to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s), that have less than 250 employees and may not have the funding to access such training, to raise awareness of menopause to both managers and colleagues.

Fund FREE mindfulness and relaxation for menopause courses. These courses support individuals in learning mindfulness and meditation to give them greater capacity to manage the emotional and physical impacts of menopause and to improve their mental health.

Delivery of free, culturally appropriate and specific menopause awareness sessions in different communities across Greater Manchester delivering in a range of multicultural languages and providing in-depth understanding of symptoms and what help is accessible.