Date: 18 Oct 2022
Start time: 09:30AM
End time: 12:30PM
Venue: Zoom webinar
Cost: £45 – £85Book now
Opening timesDaytime event.
- Sexual Problems
- Public Health
- Menopause and PMS
- Basic Clinical Skills
FSRH Hot Topic: Menopause on the mind | Half-day, online event
This half-day event on World Menopause Day 2022 aims to explore the reciprocal relationships between mental health, sexual wellbeing and the menopause, leading to a better understanding of women’s concerns and experiences, and ultimately improved practice and patient outcomes.
Menopause is one of the most significant events in a woman's life, and it usually occurs at mid-life which can be a time of change. There has rightly been much focus recently on supporting women with the physical symptoms which may appear around the time of menopause, but less attention given to mental health symptoms, and general and sexual wellbeing.
FSRH Hot Topic Events are a series of half-day conferences providing expert specialist clinical training and essential information. This event has been developed in partnership with the FSRH Events Committee.
By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Appreciate the wide range of experiences of menopause women might present with
- Outline the potential impact of menopause on mental function, including memory and brain fog
- Explain the circular relationships between mental and physical wellbeing, especially around the time of menopause
- Consider the impact of mid-life events and menopause on sexual function, libido and sexuality
- Discuss how prior experience, including of poor mental health, PMDD/PME or trauma, might impact on women’s experiences of menopause and
- their help-seeking journey
- Evaluate treatment options including HRT, vaginal estrogen and CBT for menopausal symptoms
- Consider diversity and inclusion when providing menopause care (to include sexuality, gender diversity, neurodiversity, ethnic background, ability)
FSRH Hot Topic: Menopause on the mind agenda
|09:30 – 9:40
|Welcome and overview of event||Chair – Dr Amy Reimoser, GP with special interest in Menopause, FSRH Events Committee member|
|09:40 – 10:10
|Women’s lived experiences of menopause||Sharron Hinchcliff, Reader in Psychology and Health at the Division of Nursing and Midwifery (University of Sheffield) where she leads the ageing, gender, and sexual health/sexual well-being programme of research|
|10:10 – 10:40
|Mid-life sexuality, sexual function & dysfunction||Dr Angela Wright, GP, Menopause Specialist and Clinical Sexologist|
|(2 minutes)||Sponsor video*||Bayer|
|10:40 – 10:50
|Tea & Coffee Break|
|(2 minutes)||Sponsor video*||Gedeon Richter|
|10:50 – 11:20
|Menopause, mental health & CBT||Professor Myra Hunter, Emeritus Professor of clinical health psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London|
|11:20 – 11:50
|Menopause and memory: dementia and brain fog||Jules Knight, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK|
|11:50 – 12:20
|Q&A with all speakers||Chair – Dr Amy Reimoser|
|12:20 – 12:30
|Chairperson’s closing remarks||Chair – Dr Amy Reimoser|
*Our industry partners including Gedeon Richter and Bayer have sponsored this conference by way of promotional exhibition materials and/or sponsored promotional symposia clearly declared on the meeting agenda. Industry partners have had no input into the rest of the meeting’s educational content.
FSRH Hot Topic: Menopause on the Mind speakers
Dr Angela Wright is a GP, qualified in Palliative Medicine, a BMS accredited menopause specialist, Diploma trained in both psychosexual therapy and the medical aspects sexual dysfunction and is a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine.
She works in NHS General Practice, NHS Specialist Menopause/PMDD/psychosexual clinic and also works both in private practice and the voluntary sector. She is actively involved in teaching and speaking about menopause and sexuality.
Jules Knight is the Consultant Admiral Nurse for Young Onset Dementia: a national role providing direct clinical support to people and families living with young onset dementia, as well as offering education, consultancy and best practice support. Jules has a background in mental health nursing, and she specialised in dementia over 23 years ago when she started her Admiral Nursing career. She has a wealth of experience in different dementia care settings, where she developed her specialist interest in working with people and families living with young onset dementia.
Women living with perimenopause/menopause can experience ‘brain fog’, memory problems and concentration issues, and they may be concerned that they have young onset dementia. Women living with young onset dementia are likely to not be accessing support for perimenopause/menopause as their symptoms are ascribed to their dementia. Jules has been working to develop resources and raise awareness, so that women can understand their symptoms and access the care and support they need.
Myra Hunter is Emeritus Professor of clinical health psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Her work focuses on understanding the role of psychosocial factors and developing cognitive behavioural interventions for physical and emotional problems, in women’s health, oncology and cardiology. She has published over 200 journal articles and nine books and her research on menopause has established her as an international expert in the field.
Dr Sharron Hinchliff is a Reader in Psychology and Health at the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, where she leads the ageing, gender, and sexual health/sexual well-being programme of research. She has a PhD and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
Sharron has worked in the area of sexual and reproductive health for over 20 years and has a particular interest in middle and older age. She draws on insights from psychology to better understand, and ultimately improve, health and healthcare.
A large part of her work involves trying to change social attitudes and negative stereotypes around ageing, sexuality, and gender. To achieve this, she has developed a strong portfolio of Public Engagement projects including art exhibitions, audio-plays, and public talks.
How to book
Tickets cost just £60 for FSRH members, with concession rates available for nurses, trainees, foundation doctors and medical students. Non-members can also buy tickets. Please note we are unable to offer refunds on tickets purchased.
Please ensure to type in your email correctly at checkout on the registration page on Eventbrite. If you make a typo you will unfortunately not receive the zoom link.
Not available to attend on the day? Buy a ticket for a month’s access to videos from the day.
All live attendees will receive a FSRH certificate of attendance after the event takes place. If you are unable to join us live, you can register and you'll be able to watch a recording on demand. All delegates will gain access to the event content afterwards for one month.