Free health information event: Menopause, mood & memory


Important aspects of women’s health during midlife will be the focus of a free event, Menopause, mood & memory, in Canberra on Sunday, September 27.

Jean Hailes, Australia’s leading and most trusted women’s health organisation, has joined with the Australasian Menopause Society to present this informative afternoon.

A team of Jean Hailes women’s health experts will be discussing the latest evidence-based research in a straight-forward and informal way for anyone interested in learning more about menopause.

Psychologist Dr Mandy Deeks will talk about what we need for good mental health in midlife, identifying ways to reduce anxiety and build confidence. Gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell will discuss how women can take an active role in managing menopause and receive the most suitable care for themselves at this stage of life. Endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison will talk about the effects of menopause and midlife on memory and cognitive functioning.

Dr Deeks says the session is a great way to learn about a range of health issues that may affect women in their 40s and beyond. “We rarely take time out for ourselves, so this is a chance to hear about the latest health research as well as learn some useful strategies to improve our physical and emotional wellbeing,” she says.

A gold coin donation is payable at the door and the session will include light refreshments, resource packs and health information stalls.

Address: QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra

Time: 1.30-3.00pm

Date: Sunday, September 27

To book: Bookings are essentials as seats are limited. Please book online or freecall 1800 JEAN HAILES (532 642)

Download the flyer (PDF).

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To interview one of the speakers or for more information, please contact Janelle Carrigan, Jean Hailes Project Manager – Health Content, on (03) 9535 6731 or 0409 939 920 or email janelle.carrigan@jeanhailes.org.au

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