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 this year 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 or workshop or for more information please contact Ruth: info@letstalkmenopause.co.uk

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 a useful list of essential signposting at the back of the diary. Even if you do it just for a week it can really help you to start to manage your menopause.

We work within the community and the workplace. We provide informal, informative talks and workshops, which we can tailor to your requirements.

The workshop consists of a presentation, followed by informal discussion time.  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 go away better informed and feel more able to make informed choices on how to manage your own 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 workshop please get in touch:
Phone 07709 799718 | Email: info@letstalkmenopause.co.uk 

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Kirsty Wark
Ruth Devlin

 

Ruth presents the talks/workshops and writes the blog, which is frequently updated. She is a qualified nurse, gaining her registration and working at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

After moving to the Scottish Borders she retired from nursing to follow her creative interests, setting up a business and working as a traditional upholsterer for over 20 years, latterly incorporating a family members firebellows business, which is still running today. She taught upholstery at evening classes for many years.

After experiencing an array of perimenopausal symptoms herself and 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 has extensively researched the menopause in addition to attending the RCN accredited menopause courses. She is a member of the British Menopause Society and has liaised 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 or husband, packed with relevant information and useful for women too!

Ruth works within the community, the workplace and with individuals. Within the community providing workshops where needed and holding community drop in sessions. Within the workplace she tailors workshops to suit employers needs and has worked with many clients including the Historic Environmental Scotland, Royal College of Midwives and local councils.

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.