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.
To organise a talk or workshop or for more information please contact Ruth:
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.
Ruth works within the community and the workplace providing informal, informative talks and workshops, which she tailors to organisations requirements. She has worked with many organisations within the public, private and third sectors including NHS Education Scotland, Historic Environmental Scotland, Royal College of Midwives and various local councils, amongst others. She is a Scottish Union Learning training provider.
If you would be interested, or know of a group of women or men who would be interested in a workshop/course please get in touch:
Phone 07709 799718 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 temporarily had a change in career following her creative interests instead and set up a business 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 returned to healthcare and with likeminded women from similar 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, Wellbeing Radio, the BBC Insiders Guide to the Menopause documentary with Kirsty Wark and BBC breakfast.
Ruth has 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 is married with three children, three dogs and a cat, loves cycling, playing netball and tennis, spending time with family and friends and appreciates a good sense of humour.