Workshop with Kirsty Wark
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Let's Talk Menopause

Ruth Devlin set up Let’s Talk Menopause to help raise awareness and to provide accurate information on the menopause. She is passionate about providing women and employers with evidence-based information and support, helping women to make informed decisions about how to manage their menopause and so improve their quality of life.

She does this through giving talks, through the blog here on the website and recently published a book  Men…Let’s Talk Menopause available on line at Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells or through www.healthandher.com (pop in the code RUTH10 for a 10% discount.)

To organise a talk/information session or for more information please contact Ruth: info@letstalkmenopause.co.uk

We are now providing all courses on line these include:

  • Menopause awareness and information sessions
  • An insight into the benefits and practical tools of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Please feel free to download and print off this Menopause diary – an incredibly useful tool if suffering from symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia or bladder leakage. It will help you to focus on your symptoms, includes a handy list of the potential symptoms women can suffer from and has essential signposting at the back of the diary. 

Ruth works within the workplace and the community. She provides Menopause awareness and information sessions and also sessions which provide an insight into the benefits and practical tools of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

The sessions are informal and interactive consisting of a presentation, with plenty of time for questions throughout and can be tailored to suit individual requirements. Further time for discussion can be incorporated. To put your mind at rest, you do not have to speak in front of others if you don’t want to, or participate in discussion/question time – just turn up and hopefully you will feel more informed and able to make informed choices on how to manage your menopause, so in the long run have a better quality of life.

If you would be interested, or know of a group of women or men who would be interested in a session please get in touch:
Phone 07709 799718 | Email: info@letstalkmenopause.co.uk 

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Kirsty Wark
Ruth Devlin

 

Ruth presents the information sessions and writes the blog. She is a qualified nurse, gaining her registration and working at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.

After moving to the Scottish Borders she temporarily changed direction in life whilst having her family and followed creative interests setting up and running an upholstery business for over 25 years, latterly incorporating a family members firebellows business, which is still running today. 

She returned to the healthcare profession after experiencing an array of perimenopausal symptoms herself. Realising the lack of consistent information available at the time, in 2014, Ruth and a team of like minded women with healthcare backgrounds set up Let’s Talk Menopause. Their principal objectives being to raise awareness about the menopause, demystify it and most importantly provide easy access to information and support.

Ruth’s medical background as a nurse means she is perfectly placed to bridge the gap between the medical profession and women in general, She extensively researched the menopause in addition to attending RCN accredited menopause courses. Ruth is a member of the British Menopause Society, whom she trained with to facilitate group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She regularly liaises with menopause specialists to establish what women really want, and need, to know about the menopause. 

She is passionate about providing women and employers with evidence-based information and support, helping women to make informed decisions about how to manage their menopause and so improve their quality of life.

She has been asked to contribute on several occasions on various media platforms including, Radio 4s Woman’s hour, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio Borders, the BBC Insiders Guide to the Menopause documentary with Kirsty Wark and BBC breakfast.

Ruth has recently published a book entitled Men...Let's Talk Menopause available on Amazon or Waterstons. An easy to read guide for any partner, husband or colleague, packed with relevant information and useful for women too!

Ruth works within the workplace and the community. Within the community providing sessions where needed. Within the workplace she tailors sessions to suit employers needs and has worked with many clients including NHS Education Scotland, Historic Environmental Scotland, The Royal College of Midwives and local councils, amongst others.

Ruth is married with three children, three dogs and a cat, loves cycling, playing netball and tennis, spending time with family and friends and has a great sense of humour.