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Understand and Manage Menopause

The menopause is the time when ovaries stop releasing eggs and producing oestrogen and progesterone, and periods stop.

This page contains information and resources on perimenopause and menopause.




Self Care Forum fact sheet

The fact sheet will help you understand and manage your perimenopause and menopause and point you to other sources of information.

Women’s Health Concern

Provides a confidential, independent service to advise, inform and reassure women about their gynaecological, sexual and post reproductive health.

Menopause Matters

An award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options.

Menopause Charity

Their aim is to educate everybody so that perimenopause and menopause are properly understood.



For people who identify as LGBT+


Menopause symptoms, things you can do, treatments, help and support.

British Menopause Society

A a comprehensive range of evidence-based, peer reviewed resources that answer the key questions in menopause care.

The Sleep Charity

Menopause and sleep.

Macclesfield Menopause Cafe

The Macclesfield Menopause Cafe meets at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm-8.30pm.

Menopause Caf├ęs are offered:

  • In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • Open for all, regardless of gender or age
  • With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
  • On a not for profit basis
  • Alongside refreshing drinks and cake!
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Menopause Awareness event

World Menopause Day was this year on 18th October 2023.
Bollington had its first Menopause Awareness event held at Hollin House Hotel, with a talk from Elissa Dobson, Mission Menopause, and a private talk for Middlewood Partnership patients by Dr Fiona Ellison-Smith on HRT options.

The event was supported by social prescribers, talking therapies, Heart Heroes, CVS and many more.