Menopause & Wellbeing Centre Open Day Hailed a Resounding Success!
Published: 29th October 2018
Dr Louise Newson and her team celebrated World Menopause Day on 18th October by holding an Open Day at the newly launched Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre.
Situated in the heart of pretty Stratford-upon-Avon, Winton House on Church Street is an impressive building that has been beautifully restored to create a welcoming and relaxing environment in which the team of specialist doctors are working to create a centre of excellence to help women at all stages of the perimenopause, menopause and beyond.
The event was a huge success with nearly 100 ladies attending to enjoy the busy schedule of activities taking place in every room of the impressive venue. Dr Newson, a GP and renowned menopause specialist, started proceedings with an in-depth talk titled 'Menopause - What is all the fuss about?' followed by a range of expert-led workshops including Yoga and Yoga Therapy for the Perimenopause and Menopause, The Sleep Well Workshop, Breathing and Mindful Meditation for the Menopause and the Menopause Awareness Workshop.
Partners in the Menopause & Wellbeing Centre, GPs Dr Jill Crowfoot and Dr Rebecca Lewis, held an Ask the Experts Q&A session, whilst in other parts of the building Lesley Byrne of West Midlands Police talked to women about menopause in the workplace and Gina Lewis discussed her recently launched book 'Me and My Menopausal Vagina' co-authored with her mother Jane Lewis.
Feedback from the event was superb. "It was an excellent day. I and so many other women really appreciated the wealth of knowledge and kindly advice that was available to us. It was also great to get to talk to other women and find out more about each other’s experience and then to be able to ask lots of questions of the other two doctors at the end meant no stones were left unturned" said guest Sue Wilkinson.
Dr Newson said "It really was wonderful to see and speak to so many women during the open day. So many women told me that coming to Winton House made them realise that they are no longer alone, as many of them had been struggling without receiving the right support and help. In addition, we raised over £130 for the charity Eve Appeal so it was a very productive and happy day!"
Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.
A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.
The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.
The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.
‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.
Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe
The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.