De-stress with #FlushFest2021 this National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month. The event has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

Stress Awareness Months is a time for us to reflect upon the causes and impacts of stress in our own lives so that we can take action to minimise our levels of stress where possible.

Experiencing menopausal symptoms can be a major cause of stress for many people. Feeling as though the experience isn’t something that can be talked about openly with family, friends and/or colleagues can also significantly increase stress levels of those at all stages of menopause.

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The evolution of #FlushFest2021

Menopause Cafés are pop-up events, held worldwide, aiming to break the taboo around talking menopause.

The conversation began in early 2017 when Menopause Café founder Rachel Weiss watched the Kirsty Wark documentary ‘Menopause and Me’ with her husband and realised how pervasive and damaging the silence was around menopause. Rachel wanted to do something to change that and hosted the first menopause café with two other women, Lorna and Gail, in June of that year.

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There’s more to menopause

If you listen closely, you’ll hear it.

That sound is the conversation around menopause beginning.

Those whispers will become a roar during #FlushFest2021 on 31st April and 1st May this year as we ramp up our conversations about menopause in the workplace and use the arts to explore menopause.

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