Mindfulness and Relaxation for Menopause

Using mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques to lower stress, anxiety, and better manage the symptoms of menopause

Course overview

Duration: 8 weeks or 90 minute taster session

Delivery format: Online or face-to-face

Audience: Those experiencing symptoms associated with the menopause

Funding requirements: This course is free, however due to being funded by the Health and Wellbeing Fund we can only accept attendees who are: experiencing the menopause or experiencing peri-menopause. You must also live or work within Greater Manchester to be eligible for a place on this course. 

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Why should I attend this course?

Menopause, perimenopause and hormal fluctuations often bring about a whole host of physiological and psychological symptoms, and not every persons experience will be the same. For many, the physiological symptoms can be difficult to cope with, while others see a deterioration in mental health with increased levels of anxiety, or a drop in mood. This can often be accompanied by additional life stresses, as we juggle the many expectations upon us

This course will focus on using mindful meditation, and calming techniques which can help lower stress, improve your mood, and increase your ability to manage the challenges of life.

Not all people experience the Menopause and hormonal fluctuations in the same way, and the GM Menopause project aims to be inclusive to a diverse range of individuals that may need support.

What's covered in the course?

On this eight-week course, we will cover some of the signs and symptoms of peri-menopause/menopause, and give you a greater understanding of the importance of managing stress. We will be focusing on using mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, relaxation and breathing techniques to help you better manage this transition, while also providing a supportive and safe environment for you to share with and support others. Sessions are free, interactive and include plenty of time allocated for meditation practice. We hope you’ll feel fully supported in establishing a regular home meditation practice. 

The course will not cover the pros and cons of HRT, alternative remedies, or dietary changes. Instead we will focus on meditation, relaxation and mindfulness as a way of managing stress and improving your ability to deal with the challenges that may arise for you. These tools are a great compliment to whatever physical intervention (or none) that you choose. 

If you’re unsure if this course is right for you, or if you want to attend but can’t commit to the full 8 weeks, why not attend our 90- minute taster session instead?

90 minute taster course

Understand the link between stress and menopause symptoms, and how menopause can affect mental health.

Learn what mindfulness is and how it and meditation can help

Experience different techniques to help anxiety, and calm the body and mind

This session will give you a greater understanding of the importance of managing stress during hormonal fluctations, and give you a chance to experience some tools proven to help manage this transition, and improve mental wellbeing. Whether you want to calm the anxiety and manage stress, or develop a different relationship with your physical symptoms, this workshop is for you. Come prepared to participate in the meditation and relaxation practices.

We run regular tasters online or in person and we can also come and deliver a taster to your workplace or community group dependent on numbers. Contact our project leads from Mind in Salford, and Manchester Mind for more information.

Upcoming sessions

June

  • 18th June 6.30 – 8pm: 90 minute taster session, Ancoats Urban Village Medical Practice. Register here
  • 25th June 6 – 7:30pm: 90 minute taster session. In person at Swinton Gateway. Book HERE.

July

  • 15th July 12:30 – 2pm: 90 minute taster session. In person at Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind, 216-218 Katherine Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 7AS. Book here
  • 17th July 12:30 – 2pm: 90 minute taster session. In person at Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind, 19-25 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1HA. Book your place here

September

  • 3rd Sept – 22nd October 6 – 8pm:  In Person 8 Week Course at Pendleton Gateway, Salford. Book HERE.
  • 11th September – 6th November. 6.45 – 9.15pm (first two sessions), 7 – 9.05pm. 8 week course, live on zoom. Booking links here
  • 24th September – 19th November 9.30 – 12 noon, for the first two, 9.45 – 12 for the rest. In person 8 week course at the Zion Centre in Hulme. Booking links here

October

  • 17th October 12noon – 1:30pm: 90 minute taster session online via Zoom. Book HERE

 

November

  • 13th November 6:30 – 8pm: 90 minute taster session online via Zoom: Book HERE

2025 

January 

  • 13th January – 3rd March 6 – 8:30pm: 8 Week Course online via Zoom: Book HERE

How do I book a place?

Some of our courses are available to book via our dedicated Me Learning Site. Once signing up you’ll be able to view the 8 week courses run by Mind in Salford (and those run by Mind in Stockport), book your place, manage your booking, receive updates to the course, access any materials needed as well as download your certificate once you’ve completed the course. 

The courses run by Manchester Mind have a separate booking system. You can register on those directly without registering on Me Learning.  Manchester Mind also hold a waiting list for the menopause 8 week courses, and you can register onto it here so that you can be informed of future 8 week courses run by both Manchester Mind and Mind in Salford. 

 

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Need more information? Contact our project leads:

Ruth Rosselson

ruth.rosselson@manchestermind.org

Need more information? Contact our project leads:

Alison Watson

alison.watson@mindinsalford.org.uk