Managing the Menopause in Life and Work

Course Overview

Learners will gain an insight into the menopause whilst developing an understanding of why and how it affects women all over the world. Exploring the physical and mental impact of the Menopause, alongside learning strategies and self-care techniques with the aim to being better able to manage life and work. Engaging in discussions throughout the course through paired and group discussions, learners will be able to share thoughts, experiences and valuable advice with each other.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

The outcomes for this course can vary upon request by partner organisations, but the core course content will always enable learners to:

1. Outline what the menopause is and list the key signs and symptoms

2. Discuss and list:

- What is the link between diet and menopause?

- What is the connection between sleep and the menopause?

- Review the 5 ways to wellbeing and how they can be incorporated into daily life

3. Participate in at least two wellbeing activities that can have a positive impact during the menopause: – e.g. mindfulness, relaxation, exercise for wellbeing, yoga for relaxation, creative wellbeing.

4. Create a self-care toolkit to support individual health and wellbeing pre, during and post menopause

5. Identify personal goals and targets to support own health and wellbeing during the menopause

Entry Requirements

In order to attend the course, learners should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above.

Learners will also need a basic level of IT skills to be able to access recommended resources. If training or support is needed, please enquire about our free ICT courses.

If joining online, learners will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with access to the internet. All devices should have a camera, sound and a microphone so they are able to interact with their teacher and peers during the course. The course will be delivered online using Zoom or Microsoft Teams and learners will be sent the join details and links prior to the course. Both of these online platforms can be accessed via an app on a smart phone, tablet or iPad or alternatively via the relevant website:

- https://www.zoom.us

- https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

For online courses, learners will need to enrol online prior to any course starting through the college’s online enrolment portal: https://enrol.lal.ac.uk/

If the course is face to face, learners can enrol on the day.

Partners - direct enrolment links to specific courses will be provided.

What Can I Do Next?

If you would like to attend further courses to boost your wellbeing with Lancashire Adult Learning please visit our website:

https://www.lal.ac.uk/what-we-do/health-wellbeing/

Lancashire Adult Learning run a range of courses, for more information please see the latest course brochure for details, or visit our website:

https://www.lal.ac.uk/what-we-do/

For general information about other courses, contact us on the same number or check out the website www.lal.ac.uk

For personalised information about LAL’s Health and Wellbeing curriculum offer, please speak to Danielle Thorpe in the Partnership and Engagement Team: Danielle.Thorpe@nelsongroup.ac.uk

Additional Information

If you would like an adapted or bespoke version of this course, please speak to Danielle Thorpe in the Partnership and Engagement Team to discuss further: Danielle.Thorpe@nelsongroup.ac.uk

When attending online, so the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your course 5 prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course, please speak to your course teacher.

Please note, all the teachers are knowledgeable about health and wellbeing but are not GP’s or medically trained. If you have a specific health condition, please speak to your GP in the first instance.

What happens next

Once you’ve enrolled onto an online course, your tutor will get in touch with you ahead of your course start date to discuss how to access your online programme and will provide support with this process, where required.

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