Menopause conference with top tips and support for women -Thursday 27 April at Victoria Theatre

Tickets are available to purchase online priced at £39 for the day from

The North’s largest independent conference dedicated to all things menopause and perimenopause is coming to Halifax this spring.

The Menopause Live event is being held at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday 27 April between 9.30am – 3.30pm and will be headlined by Diane Danzebrink, the founder of Menopause Support and the national #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign.

The conference is the largest independent menopause conference in the North of England and is set to banish the menopause taboo and educate people about the significant and tumultuous life changes many women go through at this stage of their lives.

Featuring guest speakers with practical advice and networking opportunities, the event will arm women with information and advice on how to thrive, and not just survive the menopause.

The event has capacity for 400+ attendees and will be split into two 2.5-hour sessions across the morning and afternoon, with speakers and interactive Q&A panel sessions.

An exciting line up of inspirational speakers from doctors to nutritionists to employment law specialists will share the latest advice and information regarding health, relationships, nutrition, and mental health.

Headline act Diane Danzebrink is a leading media commentator and voice on the subject of the menopause and mental health. She has been instrumental in ensuring that the curriculum in secondary education in England includes the menopause, and that all medical students will study menopause from 2024.

Conference attendees will also benefit from a regional overview of the value of Menopause Live Conference from Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall and enjoy a supportive recording from West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin.

Other guest talks and speakers include:

  • Psychosocial, body image and wellbeing outcomes from strength and resistance training during perimenopausewith Dr Nova Deighton-Smith PhD, CPsychol, BSc – Chartered Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Sleep Management in the Menopause with Dr Nicola Stenberg MSc MA MBPsS – School Director of Executive Education
  • Nutrition Tips for improved Peri and Menopausal Women with Anne Clark – a nutritional therapist
  • Workplace Legal Support for Peri and Menopausal Women with Emily Walker – Associate Solicitor at Ramsdens Solicitors LLP specialising in Employment Law and Commercial Litigation
  • What to expect in the Peri and Menopausal Phase of Life! with Dr Teodora Draghici MRCGP DRCOG 2003 Cluj-Napoca MD MRCEM – GP with advanced training in perimenopause and menopause, Hebden Bridge Group Practice.
  • The Mental Power of the Positivity Planner with Sarah Banks – Director of Sarah Banks Coaching and Author of the Menopause Positivity Planner.
  • Rock Climbing and Peri and Menopausal Support at Rokt with Katie Kinsella – Director for Community & Business Engagement ROKT Foundation

Menopause education is not just important for women, but also for their partners and family, therefore the event is open to all who are looking to learn more about this pivotal life change. The aim is for partners and family members to come away with a better understanding of what their loved ones are going through and provide appropriate support.

Liz Kenny, the creator of Menopause Live, said:
“Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of reproductive life for women. It is a time of significant changes in a woman’s body and can often cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms.

“Unfortunately, despite being a natural process, menopause is still widely misunderstood and stigmatised. As a result, many women are not always prepared for the changes that occur during this time, leading to confusion and anxiety. But at the same time, menopause shouldn’t be feared. It can be managed well if you have the right support tools in place. I want everyone who is attending to leave feeling prepared, empowered and ready to embrace this new stage in life.”

Speaking of menopause being brought to the forefront in mass media, Liz adds:
“I welcome the discussions about menopause in the media. I want it to be something people are sick of hearing about because more debate will result in a wider and deeper understanding. It’s just a normal part of life and being educated sooner about the menopause will make us all more empathetic to those around us and what they might be going through.”

Tickets are available to purchase online priced at £39 for the day from

Fountainhead Village Easter Egg Hunt

Using a Warley Ward forum Grant residents of the Fountainhead village enjoyed a fantastic Easter Egg hunt event, as you can see there was a very good turnout on a nice sunny day where parents and children had a great time.

There were some left over eggs which were donated to the Calderdale Royal hospital children’s hospital and Calderdale Smart move charity, the event also raised £140 which will be donated to Sure Start.

Free Easter Event at Illingworth Children’s Centre

There will be crafts, egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, plus Lion Learners will be there where you can learn about and handle various animals! Ring 01422 252209 to book your place. Please note this is for children up to 8 years old.

Upcoming Live Acts at OSCA’s Bar

If you are looking for a good time have a look at the upcoming live acts at the OSCA Bar. Free admission, no tickets required but a fun time guaranteed:

Saturday April 1st –  “NO NONSENSE” 4 piece band from Halifax  8-30 start recently appeared at the Square Chapel Centre and plummet Line Hotel to full houses.

Saturday May 6th 8-30pm – TODD WILSON who performs covers from the 60s to present day.

Saturday June 3rd – “PLAYING FOR KICKS” top Bradford five piece band

Saturday July 1st  “SHANNON” TOP CLASS  local female vocalist.

BEGIN 2 CHANGE – Creative Well-being and Empowerment for women

Verd de Gris announce their next 14-week well-being course for women in Calderdale.

This course has been designed to be responsive to YOUR needs, YOUR situation. With group sessions and 1-2-1 support to help rebuild confidence and make important changes in your life.

Find out more on the Verd de Gris Facebook page

“This project is everything to me. It has changed my life!” Sophia

“I’m not nervous anymore. I don’t have panic attacks. I’m like a new person. Now I’m saying YES to new opportunities” ShaminThis is open to women of any age or background in CalderdaleNO CREATIVE EXPERIENCE NECESSARYNO PRESSURE – JUST GENTLE ENCOURAGEMENTCome join us embark on an amazing uplifting journey! To book a place please contact SHARON:Mobile: 07907 822323Email: sharon@verddegris.orgKeep up to date with other events as they happen by following Verd de gris arts on Facebook, on Twitter and InstagramTwitter @verddegrisInstagram @verddegris

Where: The Old Courthouse, Blackwall, Halifax, HX1 2DL

When: Every Monday 10:30am – 12:30pm except holidays

Starting: Monday 17th April

Time Out Calderdale news and information for summer

Following up from our recent network meeting, here are some news and information from our partners to share with you all.

To the newsletter

You will find information on emotional and psychological help and support available to children and young adults, job and volunteering opportunities, the sessions of the Hive Hub free summer school and minutes of the June 15th network meeting.

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 29 April 2022 – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest North and East Friday Flyer

This week:

  • Register to vote in the Local Government Elections 5 May 2022
  • Phoenix Bowmen invite you to have a go at Archery!
  • This weekend! Ogden Water Residents/User Meeting
  • Northowram fly tipping incident April 2022

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