Menopause Support Advisor

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About Course

  • Learn the fundamentals of the hormone highway from menstruation to menopause.
  • Be equipped with the knowledge to facilitate the learning of others.
  • Enable people with relevant & meaningful information from which they can then make an informed choice.
  • Guide, support and signpost individuals so they feel confident in their next best step.

The course components have been designed to fit different learning styles, so you can go at your own pace.

Course Tutors:

Fiona Catchpowle: Creator of The Menopause School, Menopause Doula, Educator, BMS Affiliate

Dr Joanne Hobson: Menopause and Psychosexual Medicine Specialist. MBBS, DRCOG, FRSH. Member of British Menopause Society, Membership of Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.

Samuel Hobson: Physiotherapist; HCPC Registered, Member of CSP

In order to graduate you will need to obtain a 100% pass rate in the quizzes and present case-studies for discussion with a mentor. 

If you have any questions about The Menopause Support Advisor Training Course please email:

On completion of payment you will be asked to provide proof of HCP qualification to ensure you are a Band 5 or above. This information must be provided within 24 hours of registration or we will disable access until such time it is received. 

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What Will You Learn?

  • Relevant and meaningful approach to understanding the Hormone Highway from menstruation to menopause.
  • Comprehensive foundation knowledge to enable you to have a confident conversation around the topics of menstruation & menopause.
  • Facilitate the knowledge to others
  • Be able to guide people as to the evidence behind the choices of managing menopause transition to enable positive outcomes.
  • Practical solutions that allow an individual to build a personalised Menopause Tool-kit
  • Enable informed choices to aid symptom relief and support a positive menopause experience, and beyond.

Course Content

The Menopause Doula Training overview, and how to make the most of the learning experience.

  • Welcome

Hormone Basics
An introduction to the endocrine system, the hormones associated with menstruation and menopause to provide background biology for the modules that follow. Learning outcomes: understand the different sources and the role of Oestrogens, Testosterone and Progesterone.

Menstruation awareness
Covering the hormones involved, the cycle stages, how to encourage awareness, support choices for each phase. Learning outcomes: Joining the dots between knowledge and understanding of menopause with previous held beliefs around menstruation. Introduce the food & mood diary and tracking for ongoing awareness.

What is menopause? Phases and stages, including the STRAW+10 model. Learning outcomes: Understand the definition of menopause and the biology behind it.

The Hormone Collective
A closer look at the hormone collective and the modern menopause. Learning outcomes: understand the role of hormones as a whole and the cumulative effect they play on symptoms of menopause transition, health risks of postmenopause in relation to the hormone collective, insight into the whole person approach.

Signs & Symptoms
The grouping of symptoms as physical and psychological, predicted patterns, and why treating symptoms is better with a whole person approach. Learning outcomes: Understand the biological mechanism of symptoms, their impact on an individual level, and the connection between hormonal decline.

Risks & Consequences
The long-term impact of hormonal decline, possible health outcomes and data driven risk factors. Learning outcomes: Understand the reason why decisions made during the reproductive years affects the health and outcomes postmenopause.

Hormone based therapies
The options for treatments medically prescribed. Learning outcomes: Understand the different kinds of HRT.

Complementary and lifestyle therapy
Nutritional insight, moving through menopause, sleeping hygiene and stress management, and complementary therapy. Learning outcomes: start to see how the menopause tool-kit can be compiled.

The Menopause Tool-kit:
The questionnaire, using the tracker, the food & mood diary, what to say to the GP. Learning outcomes: Gain an insight into how to inform, guide and support as a Menopause Doula

Case study
An opportunity to reflect and demonstrate understanding.

Masterclass Sessions (pre-recorded)
A collection of talks about the bigger picture and how we can implement a vision of care for the Modern Menopause.

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