The world's only Menopause Festival returns for its second year to Perth, at Perth Theatre this April 2019.

Menopause Festival 2019

26th APRIL - 27th APRIL 2019

Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre

Mill Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HZ, Scotland
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The world's only Menopause Festival returns for its second year to Perth, at Perth Theatre this April 2019.

Returning bigger and better with presentations, marketplace, creative workshops and panel discussions, we can't wait!

Come along, have fun and help break the menopause taboo.

Check below for the full timetable...

FRIDAY 26 APRIL - 12pm to 7:30pm

Menopause at Work runs on Friday. The intended audience are HR professionals, managers, trade unions and employment lawyers.


Registration, Menopause Marketplace with stalls, Buffet lunch.

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Festival opening by the Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP

Menopause at Work seminar featuring:

- Dr. Andrea Davies, University of Leicester, author of the Government report on how menopause impacts on women’s economic participation

- Kate Wyatt, employment lawyer, partner at Lindsay’s on The Menopause - Legal Aspects of Working Life

- Collette Stevenson, South Lanarkshire Council on “Supporting Menopausal Women at South Lanarkshire Council”

- Karen Wright from NHS Velindre Wales on The Journey to Becoming a Menopause Aware and Supporting Employer

- Group discussions, sharing good practice

- Panel discussion with speakers including Moira McLeod from SSE and Ruth Devlin from Let’s Talk Menopause

- Participants will be sent a sample menopause policy in advance.

5:00pm – 7:30pm

Dinner available at Theatre – not included in your ticket.


Aurore film, screened in partnership with Perth Film Society.

Concession ticket price if you have the Friday Menopause Festival pass.

SATURDAY 27 APRIL - 9am to 9pm

9:00 AM
Menopause Marketplace with stalls
Registration and workshop sign-up

9:30 AM
Keynote Speaker: Kelli Jaecks, author of “Martinis & Menopause: strategies, science and sips that empower women to beat the Hormone Groan”, speaking on the Fantastic Four: exercise, diet, sleep, HRT with Q&A.

10:45 AM
Dr. Laura Jarvis from Tayside Menopause Service: Medical Aspects of the Menopause.

12:00 PM
Buffet lunch.

1:00 PM
Parallel workshops:

  • Creative Writing. A novel addition to the Menopause survival toolkit with Fiona Thackery.

  • Photography workshop with Malcolm Hind, Perthshire Photography Society.

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Tea break.

3:00 PM – 4:10PM
Parallel workshops:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies for managing menopausal symptoms with Emma Persand.

  • How exercise and self-care can help you reduce menopause symptoms and eat healthier with Samantha Valand.

  • Mindfulness – accepting and embracing changes with Denise Symons.

4:15PM – 5:00PM
Q&A with Dr. Jarvis, Kelli Jaecks and Ruth Devlin from LetsTalkMenopause.

5:00PM – 7:30PM
Dinner available at Theatre, not included in your pass.

7:30PM – 9:00PM
Gusset Grippers, comedy from physiotherapist Elaine Miller. Concession ticket price if you have the Saturday Menopause Festival Pass.

The main event - this day is full of events for all!

#FlushFest2019 sponsored by Rowan ConsultancyPerth and Kinross Council and the Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust