Targets mid-life and beyond
The Women’s Resource Centre is presenting workshops titled Women’s Health and Well-being at Mid-Life and Beyond, which will be conducted by a health psychologist and psychotherapist from the UK.
WRC staff have organised the workshops for the public and specifically for health professionals with the support of the Health Services Authority.
Conducting the sessions will be Lilieth Grant, a Senior Lecturer of Health Psychology, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Birmingham City University, formerly the University of Central England in Birmingham.
Ms Grant’s doctoral research project focuses on the midlife experiences of women of Caribbean origin, with particular emphasis on menopause; the participants interviewed for this qualitative study were based in the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands.
The goal of Ms Grant’s pro-bono visit to the Cayman Islands is to complete a cycle of presentations to the women who participated in the study before submitting the final thesis and report.
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their perceptions of midlife and menopause, while focusing on psychosocial experiences. Research data, specific to Caymanian and other Caribbean women, will also be presented.
‘We are excited about giving women the opportunity to discuss menopause in a holistic manner with an emphasis on the various psycho-social aspects of women’s well-being at mid-life,’ WRC Director Tammy Ebanks Bishop said in a press release.
The data derived from the workshop will benefit all women in the community. ‘It contributes to a body of knowledge that will be used to develop future programmes in this field,’ she noted.
For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Lise Hurlstone at 949-0006 or [email protected].
Grand Cayman: Saturday, 27 October, from 10am to 2pm in the WRC office in Elizabethan Square.
Cayman Brac: Monday, 29 October, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in Faith Hospital’s conference room. During this session, Ms Grant will present her findings of recent data gathered from women in Cayman Brac.
All workshops will end with a questions-and-answers session.