This free service brings people together with a coach to discuss and plan how to improve and maintain their wellbeing. Each peer wellbeing group will be made up of six-eight people that will meet fortnightly for four sessions. The aim is to help build a sustainable network of peers, facilitating peer support and providing an opportunity to bring together people with shared experiences to support each other in a psychologically safe space. The following peer wellbeing groups are available to sign up now:
- Women from ethnically diverse backgrounds – Tuesdays 5th/19th Sept 3rd/17th Oct 2-3pm
- Men only – Thursdays 7th/21st Sept 5th/19th Oct 10-11am
- Open group – Thursdays 7th/21st Sept 5th/19th Oct 1-2pm
You can download the assets below from the People Portal here: Communications Assets – People Portal (hiowpeople.nhs.uk)
World Menopause Day
To celebrate World Menopause Day, we will be running a series of webinars focusing on nutrition, menstruation, HRT and Cardiovascular Disease.
The following sessions are confirmed:
Monday 16 October 2023, 12pm to 1pm
Women’s Health: Balancing Hormones during Menopause – with Kasia Walusiak (BSc) Nutritional Therapist mBANT CNHC
Wednesday 18 October 2023, 1pm to 2pm
Jyoti Sharma/MIMOSA a safe and inclusive Menopause App which aims to reimagine how females of all ages, ethnicities and genders navigate their menopause journey.
Thursday 19 October 2023, 12pm to 1pm
Dr Sam Davies: Everything Menopause: Cardiovascular disease – what happens around the time of the menopause, how this impacts our heart health and what we can do about it.
HIOW & Wellbeing will update the People Portal with more information as speakers are confirmed.
Wanted: 100 colleagues to trial new menopause intelligence app
HIOW Health and Wellbeing have teamed up with technology company TaraCares to give 100 NHS colleagues the opportunity to trial its MIMOSA™ menopause intelligence app for a month, and they would love to hear from colleagues who would like to test-drive it. They are especially keen to make sure colleagues from diverse backgrounds, and those who may be in perimenopause or menopause because of medical conditions and/or gender transition, have the opportunity to take part in this pilot.
MIMOSA™ provides unique and tailored support to individuals going through peri/menopause by responding to health data specific to that individual. By entering key information into the app, such as your medical history, your height, weight and lifestyle factors, MIMOSA™ will build you a plan tailored totally to you.
The app is currently available in 16 countries and is offered through employers to their employees. It aims to reimagine how females of all ages, ethnicities and genders navigate their menopause journey. HIOW Health & Wellbeing are pleased to have the opportunity to help our people gain personalised insights that support them in understanding and managing their menopause.
The pilot complements our Menopause Programme, which is designed to help colleagues feel more confident and ultimately more empowered. They hope that the personalised insights gained make a valuable difference for our people.The app is free to use and will not ask for your personal information such as date of birth or address.
To join the trial, please contact HIOW & Wellbeing at HIOWwellbeing@solent.nhs.uk for a code you can use to download the app. MIMOSA™ works on Android and iPhones. The trial begins on September 18th and runs for one month. After the trial, you will be required to complete an anonymous evaluation to tell us about your experience of the app.
When you contact us, they will ask if you would like to take part in a case study about your use of MIMOSA™. If you have any questions, please contact them on the above email.
Thursday 7 Sept: 10am – online
Thursday 21 Sept: 10am – online
- Online Menopause Meet-ups
A virtual meet-up to provide a safe space to talk about menopause. Menopause Meet-ups are for everyone, whether you are experiencing the menopause yourself or supporting someone who is, because menopause matters
There is no set agenda, just an opportunity to share experiences and support each other over a virtual cuppa.
Sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/518681900527