Welcome To The Women's Health Fair 2020
WELCOME to our first annual Women’s Health Fair in Portishead on International Women’s Day 8th March 2020 at Portishead Youth Centre. Severn Physiotherapy and Portishead Parent have a vision to raise awareness of women’s health and wellbeing in our local area.
We are providing an event to bring together women’s health professionals from the NHS and private sector, to help empower girls and women to ask questions about their healthcare and know where to go for information, advice and treatment.
Fiona has been a Women’s and Pelvic Health Physio for over 8 years and has a special passion of working with ladies in the ante and post natal period. She will be discussing all things pelvic floor – the role of the pelvic muscles in every day life.
Consultant Dr Peter Greenhouse will be speaking about all things menopause. This is an amazing opportunity to hear a wonderful speaker and leader in the field! Curious about menopause? In your 30’s and 40’s and want to know more? Had your menopause? All welcome!
NHS senior physiotherapist Rachel talks about how to look after your bones to prevent or manage osteoporosis. Important information for all of us with plenty of helpful tips about what you can do to keep your bones strong throughout life.
Helping women to get stronger from the inside out through functional exercise and education in groups classes or 1:1. Ali will be talking about safe exercise for after you have had a baby – a must ladies!
Males and females welcome to learn more about boobs! The famous CoppaFeel! are here to remind you to start self-checking your boobs and guidance on how to self-check. The speaker “Boobette” will talk about her personal story, the story of CoppaFeel! founder Kris, talk about breast cancer facts and myths, signs and symptoms. Watch out for the giant boobs!
Local GP Dr Jim Burtonwood from Portishead Medial Group dispels myths on smear tests to help encourage the 1 in 4 who don’t choose to have a smear test. Loads of info on cervical cancer, HPV and the HPV Vaccine. Also up to date info on contraception options. Informal and open session to help answer questions and fears people may have locally on this topic.
Bluebell will be talking about who they are and the services they offer now in North Somerset. They will be giving information on what post natal depression is and there will be an opportunity for Q & A at the end of the session.
Feel good in your body and mind, making body and mind connections through the creative process, movement & expression
Have fun and get a sense of what it means to get back into your body with creativity and autonomy. Dance with Difference offers Dance Movement Psychotherapy, an affirming and empowering avenue for self-exploration, expression and self -development. This creative approach integrates body, mind and spirit in its healing process.
Luke Sartain CEO of UpUGo Ltd will be offering his top tips on how to grow your business simply whilst juggling family life…all things website and search engine optimisation – don’t miss this one!!
The Period Party includes advice and information about periods, a short yoga session to learn accessible ways to support your body, ease pain and manage your mood with yoga and meditation. Then the PARTY KIT!!! Eco sanitary wear samples and (limited) re-useable period pants (you know you want to try these!). For anyone who has periods or wants to learn more. Bring your daughters and sons and come and have some non-taboo talk (and optional yoga session at the end to help manage period pain). This is a doctor-led session and amazing opportunity to learn more about periods from a medical expert but put across in an informal way. Ask those questions you have always wanted to, find out if you can get further help for problem periods, know what options are out there for you.
Dr Claire Ashley specialises in skin problems such as acne for all ages. Come and learn, ask questions and find out about current recommended treatments and advice. Opportunity for Q & A within the session.
Esther Lawton is a Fertility Nurse Specialist and Rapid Transformational Therapist here to talk about getting pregnant. If you have just started to try and want to boost your chances of conceiving naturally, and want to know your fertility potential, are experiencing difficulties getting pregnant or perhaps are thinking of going it alone, this session is for you!
Leading post natal exercise program led by the wonderful Ali Burlingham. Suitable for ladies after they’ve had their baby, even months or years later, it is never too late to focus on yourself! A great opportunity to get a flavour for this course on offer locally.
Practice accessible yoga movement and breath work for optimum health and wellness during pregnancy and birthing.
Water Babies – designed with science, taught with passion. Fun, confidence building baby swimming lessons taught by the world’s best-trained teachers in warm pools. From Ages 0-5.
Antenatal and postnatal groups to support families from early pregnancy right through to toddlerhood – helping them achieve a positive pregnancy, confident birth and an informed and supported journey to motherhood.
We visit you in your own home with a friendly face to help you on your journey to being more mobile, active and feeling good about yourself. For adults of all ages.
Helping women to get stronger from the inside out, through functional exercise and education in groups, classes or 1:1. Available throughout the day for information and advice on exercising after having had a baby.
June in a natural parenting magazine that inspires and supports families through its range of features, columns and artwork. National distribution published 6 times a year. Free magazines available on the day. https://www.facebook.com/junomagazine
Natracare make period products from renewable and plant friendly materials that are naturally absorbent, breathable, soft and biodegradable. Freebies available throughout the day!
Pilates can improve your flexibility and posture, strengthen your core, aid recovery from injury and generally help you move better. Pilates Fit offer Portishead classes for improvers, beginners and post-natal pilates.
Lesley has a special interest in helping women in their 40’s and beyond feel in control of their health and hormones and live a wildly well life. This stall will hold plenty of information on topics around keeping well throughout your middle youth, peri-menopause and post menopause.
Zero waste shopping from Portishead High Street. Grab a lovely free bag to fill with goodies at this event! We will have lots of eco products for sale on the day too. Look forward to meeting you all!
Modern cloth sanitary pads that are designed to outperform disposables. Made of eco-friendly textiles and ethically manufactured in the UK. We also stock a large selection of menstrual cups.
Foxy’s Fit for Five provides a rounded, holistic approach to wellbeing by providing classes in Tai Chi (standing and seated) as well as therapies such as hot stone massage, reflexology, Bowen technique and sports massage.
Helen has a special interest in supporting women with their hormonal health whatever stage of life they are in. She will be available to talk to you about whether homeopathy will be able to help any of your hormonal health concerns.
I am BACP qualified and experienced Psychotherapist & Mindset Specialist with over fifteen years of experience working in the mental health field. I offer counselling, psychotherpy and hypnotherapy to help my clients become the best version of themselves. Seated deep relaxation available on her stall throughout the day – give it a try!
We will have staff available to discuss the range of services we offer around domestic abuse, sexual violence and mental health. These are services available for women, men and families. We will have leaflets to sign post people to these services and staff on hand for an immediate advice.
I’m Suzi, a motherhood photographer specialising in maternity, newborn and family sessions. I have a cosy studio in Clevedon which is a safe space for you to unwind, relax and capture previous memories with your family.
Holistic therapist Becci likes to treat the mind, body & spirit as a whole and bring the body into balance. Becci will be doing taster treatments for 15 or 30mins at a time for anyone who needs a bit of relax and unwind time on the day!
Portishead Youth Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead, BS20 7DD