Mastering Menopause 2024
WHISE is establishing a Mastering Menopause Program, funded by the Victorian Government. We are seeking women and gender diverse people experiencing perimenopause or menopause who live in the Southern Metropolitan Region to apply!
For women and those assigned female at birth, the natural transition to menopause is something we will all experience. For many, it’s accompanied by both physical (such as hot flashes) and mental symptoms (such as changes to mood).
Despite women and girls making up half the population, menopause is under studied and undertreated, and the voices of women who experience it have not been centred.
What is the Mastering Menopause Program?
Mastering Menopause is both an enrichment and leadership program. Throughout the program, we will guide participants in taking time for yourself, standing up for yourself (particularly in medical settings), and finding mutual support to manage menopause and perimenopause.
Program group size is maximum 15 participants.
The first masterclass will be held on Tuesday 20 February, 6-8pm. The program will run until July 2025.
Benefits of Mastering Menopause
Studies have shown that having social support during the menopausal transition can reduce stress levels and improve overall mental health.
- You will receive training and professional development, valued at over $1970
- You will be part of a community of people in your community going through a similar life stage to you, providing you with a safe space to discuss the physical and emotional changes you're experiencing
- You will receive compensation for delivering the community education sessions ($250 per session)
- You will be offered the opportunity to give back to fellow members of your community experiencing perimenopause/menopause.
Applications have now closed. There will be a second intake from July 2025 which will be open to residents of Casey, Cardinia, Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula Shire