Wolverhampton's libraries are marking World Menopause Day next week by hosting special Menopause Cafés at 3 branches.

They will take place at Bilston Library on Tuesday (17 October) from 11.30am to 1.30pm, Tettenhall Library on Wednesday 18 October from 2 to 4pm, and Penn Library on Thursday 19 October from 10am to noon.

Menopause Cafés allow people to gather to enjoy light refreshments and discuss menopause in an accessible, respectful and confidential space. They are open to all, regardless of gender or age. For more information, please visit Menopause Cafe

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: "According to a recent study, around 13 million women in the UK are currently either peri or post menopausal. So many women are sharing this experience, and yet it can be hard to talk about it.

"Everyone’s experience of menopause will be slightly different but there is also so much people will have in common, and so much people can learn from one another. The Menopause Cafés give people the chance to talk about their experiences, and find out how they can help to manage the impacts of menopause on our health, relationships, work and so much more."

World Menopause Day is held every year on 18 October and aims to raise awareness of menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.

For more information about menopause, and help and advice, please visit Menopause.