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ASK THE EXPERT

Sessions providing answers to your questions from healthcare professionals.
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Browse through our Ask the Expert sessions
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Menopause session - delivered by Dr Zoe Hodson, GP and Menopause Specialist

Zoe shares her expertise and some useful information around the challenges our mums face with treatment options, early onset menopause and lifestyle concerns.

SESSION 1

Lifestyle & Diet

 

Resources

Newson Health, My Menopause Doctor

newsonhealth.co.uk

Book, Oestrogen Matters by Avrum Blumming & Carol Tavris menopausedoctor.co.uk/menopause

Lindsey Beveridge, Nutitionist

recovery-nutrition.co.uk

Restorative Yoga, Sam Rhode

restrevolution.co.uk

Kathryn on Insta

skin.expertshop

A Young Woman’s Guide to Menopause 

menopausedoctor.co.uk

SESSION 2

Signs & Symptoms

Resources

Newson Health, My Menopause Doctor

newsonhealth.co.uk

Balance App, Tracking Symptoms menopausedoctor.co.uk/resources/the-balance-app

SESSION 3

HRT

 

Resources

Newson Health, My Menopause Doctor

newsonhealth.co.uk

Me & My Menopausal Vagina, Jane Lewis menohealth.co.uk/products/me-and/my-menopausal-vagina-book/

Sam Evans aka Jo Devine, Sex & Sexual Health jodevine.co.uk

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Know Pain, Know Gain session - delivered by Rhea Crighton, Registered Nurse

Rhea shares her expertise and some useful information around the challenges our mums can face with pain.

SESSION 1

The Biological Aspect of Pain and Self Management

Pain Management Guide

Download pdf

SESSION 2

The Psychological Impact

SESSION 3

The Social Impact

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Children and Talking Cancer - delivered by Caroline Leek, FruitFly Collective

Caroline shares her expertise and some useful information around the challenges our mums can face with children when talking about cancer.

SESSION 1

Talking to Children About Cancer

SESSION 2

Supporting and Communicating About Cancer with Children 

SESSION 3

Talking to Children About Death and Dying

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Nutrition and Health - delivered by Lindsey Beveridge, Recovery Nutrition

Lindsey shares her expertise and some useful information around nutrition and health.

SESSION 1

Gut Health

SESSION 2

Nutrition to Support Mental Wellbeing 

SESSION 3

Nutrition and Hormone Health

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Grief and Loss - delivered by Vassilia Williams:  Trainer, Coach and NLP Master Practitioner 

Vassilia shares her expertise and some useful information around grief and loss.

SESSION 1

Experience of Loss

Grief & Loss Resource Guide

Download pdf

SESSION 2

Anticipation

SESSION 3

Living Alongside Loss

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Cancer and Skin Care - delivered by Kathryn Hindle who is an award-winning skincare therapist with over 30 years experience

Kathryn shares her expertise and some useful information around the challenges our mums can face when looking after their skin and what treatments are available to use.

SESSION 1

Cancer and Skin Care

SESSION 2

Cancer and Skin Care Protection

SESSION 3

Cancer, Skin Care and Feeling Me

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Birth Trauma - delivered by Chartered Psychologist Dr Jan Smith

Jan shares her expertise and some useful information around the challenges our mums can face around birth trauma, alongside a cancer diagnosis.

SESSION 1

What is Birth Trauma?

SESSION 2

How to cope with interruptions in bonding with your baby.

SESSION 3

How to cope when you feel you have lost your identity of being a mum.

SESSION 4

How can we support baby loss?

SESSION 5

How can we support partners experiencing baby loss?

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - delivered by Tom Dyer

Tom shares his expertise and some useful information around Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (ACT).

 

SESSION 1

What is ACT?

SESSION 2

What is ACT helpful for?

SESSION 3

How and when should ACT be used?

SESSION 4

How to access ACT.

 
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Cancer, intimacy & sex - delivered by Liz O'Riordan who is a speaker, author, storyteller

Liz shares her expertise and some useful information around the challenges our mums can face around libido, intimacy and sex, alongside a cancer diagnosis.

SESSION 1

Libido

SESSION 2

Intimacy

SESSION 3

Sex & breaking down barriers

Resources

Liz O’Riordan (Instagram @Liz_ORiordan ) liz.oriordan.co.uk

Jo Divine (Instagram @jo.divine & @samtalkssex ) jodivine.com

YesYesYes yesyesyes.org & Sutil sutillube.com

Lacey & Flynn laceyandflynn.com

Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause

davina-mccall-sex-myths-and-the-menopause

 
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Welfare & Benefits - delivered by MIke David

Mike from Maggie's shares his expertise and some useful information around welfare and benefits.

SESSION 1

Welfare and benefits

 
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Anxiety - Delivered Claire Francis

Claire shares her expertise and some useful information about the challenges our mums can face around anxiety.

SESSION 1

Introduction

SESSION 2

Coping with scan anxiety

SESSION 3

When should you seek support?

SESSION 4

The difference between needing emotional support and professional support

 
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Everything in place - delivered by Louise Johnson from St Cuthbert’s Hospice
and Mum, Jen Beaumont

Louise and Jen share their expertise and some useful information about how to put everything in place

in preparation for the end of life.

SESSION 1

Introduction to everything

in place

SESSION 2

How to start conversations about death

SESSION 3

About the everything in place course