Course outline

  • 1

    Introduction (80 mins)

    • Welcome

    • Why have Menopause Mentors?

    • What is a Menopause Mentor?

    • Activity: Menopause Associations

    • Introduction Quiz

    • Action Learning: What's Your Vision?

    • Feedback on Introduction

  • 2

    Demystifying Menopause (125 mins)

    • Introduction

    • Menopause Variances

    • The Stages of Menopause

    • The Menopause Transition

    • Menopause Creep

    • A Dynamic Experience

    • A Positive Transformation

    • Diagnosis

    • Demystifying Menopause Quiz

    • Action Learning: Reinforce Your Key Takeaways

    • Feedback on Demystifying Menopause

  • 3

    The Menopause Experience (45 mins)

    • Introduction

    • Activity: Experiencing Perimenopause

    • ‘The Change’

    • Psychological Changes

    • Cognitive Changes

    • Physical Changes

    • Summary of Signs

    • Non-verbal Clues

    • Activity: Non-verbal Clues

    • The Menopause Experience Quiz

    • Action Learning: I Spy Non-verbal Clues

    • Feedback on The Menopause Experience

  • 4

    The PAUSSE Action Plan (5 mins)

    • PAUSSE

  • 5

    1. Prepare (20 mins)

    • Action 1: Prepare

    • Planning Ahead

    • Action Learning: Prepare Now

    • Feedback on Prepare

  • 6

    2. Approach, Assess & Assist (35 mins)

    • Action 2: Approach, Assess & Assist

    • A Mindful Approach

    • Action Learning: Practise a Mindful Approach

    • Assessing for Crisis

    • Action Learning: My Crisis Contacts

    • Assisting

    • Action 1 & 2 Quiz

    • Feedback on Approach, Assess & Assist

  • 7

    3. Understand and Listen (45 mins)

    • Action 3: Understand and Listen

    • Avoid Unconscious Bias

    • Be Non-judgmental

    • Active Listening

    • Action Learning: Practise Active Listening

    • Empathy Skills

    • Understand and Listen Quiz

    • Action Learning: Practise Understanding and Listening

    • Feedback on Understand and Listen

  • 8

    4. Support (45 mins)

    • Action 4: Support

    • Tips for Being Supportive

    • Activity: Benefits Reminder

    • The GROW Model

    • Provide Practical Help

    • Your Support Role

    • Menopause Personas

    • Activity: Identifying Menopause Personas

    • Activity: Personas on the Menopause Continuum

    • Support Quiz

    • Action Learning: Tailoring the Menopause Mentor Session

    • Feedback on Support

  • 9

    5. Signpost (120 mins)

    • Action 5: Signpost

    • Signpost to a Clinician

    • Traditional Medicine

    • The 3Ts for a Happy Transition

    • Menopause Team

    • Self-care Tools

    • Movement Myths

    • Nutrition Quiz

    • Tribe

    • Other Support Resources

    • Signpost Quiz

    • Action Learning: Create a Signposting Kit

    • Feedback on Signpost

  • 10

    6. Encourage Positive Change (50 mins)

    • Action 6: Encourage Positive Change

    • Reasonable Adjustments

    • Employee Resource Groups

    • Encourage Positive Change Quiz

    • Action Learning: Start Encouraging Positive Change

    • Feedback on Encourage Positive Change

    • Feedback on Overall Course

    • One Final Step...

  • 11

    It's Time to Fly

    • You did it!

  • 12

    *Bonus Resources

    • Helpful Resources

    • Podcasts