Raise awareness of menopause and go in the draw to win!
Menopause/ruahinetanga is a normal and inevitable stage of life for every woman, some non-binary and trans men. Perimenopause is the 2-10 years leading up to menopause and the average age of reaching menopause in New Zealand is 52. Yet this hormonal transition is still taboo for many.
Given the potential impact of fluctuating hormones on someone’s physical and mental health and well-being during peri/menopause, everyone needs to be informed, understood and supported by friends, family, workplaces and health professionals.
As menopause advocate and founder of grassroots project Sarah Connor said when she spoke at PMAANZ’s conference recently, ‘Everyone can do something to break the taboo and help people find the information and support they need’.
Pinning up a poster in your practice is a great way to start!
In celebration of World Menopause Day on 18 October we’re giving away ONE copy of Don't Sweat It by health writer Nicky Pellegrino and TWO limited-edition, awareness-raising tea towels - designed to spark conversations in kitchens at home and work all over NZ!
TO ENTER: Pin the attached poster/s in English and te reo Māori (ideally both!) to your noticeboard or a wall that patients can see while they wait. Send an email to email@example.com with ‘WMD competition’ in the subject line and attach a photo of the poster/s pinned up in your practice. Please include your name in the email in case you’re one of the winners! Each entry will go in the draw to win one of the THREE prizes above. Entries close at 12noon on 18 October 2023. Winners will be notified by phone/email on Wednesday, 25 October. We’ll publish the winners in our due to go out end of October/early November.
Please keep the posters up AFTER World Menopause Day. The more that the word menopause is seen (and heard) the better for everyone! A reminder that the poster was in the conference bags for you so you might not need to print it.