Women's Health Matters

Ref: C3675211

A drop in open day event to increase awareness of women’s health matters - breast cancer, gynaecological cancers, the menopause and mild depression and anxiety. Learn early warning signs of female cancers and the NHS screening programmes available. Learn about how to get through the menopause, what lifestyle factors can help you and when to see your GP. This one day event welcomes any female interested in learning more about how to keep in control of her own health. Pick up information leaflets and talk to the tutor for more information about enrolling on a subsequent course going into women’s health matters in more detail. The subsequent course will be 2 hrs each week for 2 weeks only.

Course aim

Drop in event for public to stimulate interest in enrolling on a 2 week Women’s Health course aimed at increasing awareness about female health issues, the risks, and screening programmes in place for early detection of female cancers

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Aimed at females as topics cover female health issues and screening programmes for early detection of female cancers. Menopause and lifestyle factors that can help women managing their menopause years. Also lifestyle factors associated with female cancer risks. Depression and anxiety

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Awareness of menopause issues and when to see my GP. Self help lifestyle factors that will improve long term health outcomes in menopausal women
  • Awareness of gynaecological cancers and early warning signs to be alert to and notify your GP about.
  • Awareness of breast cancer and how to check breasts and the NHS mammogram breast screening programme
  • Awareness of the NHS cervical screening programme, frequency and what a smear test entails
  • Recognising mild depression and anxiety and how to manage this and how to get help

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Information tables on the day, leaflets to take away. Rolling screen playing health information

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Discussion, question and answers on the day

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • The aim is that this drop in session will generate interest from individuals to sign up for a 2 week course where the women’s health issues coveted today will be taught in more depth

Download full course information sheet

Women's Health Matters


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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