World first for menopause campaigners with Gaelic poster

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KnowYourMenopause is a UK-wide effort by campaign group, Pausitivity, to get menopause information posters in every GP office in the country so everyone knows the symptoms.

And now the campaign has launched the world’s first menopause poster in Gaelic, which was unveiled at a Red Tent event with Angus Council last week

Campaigners, including Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, worked with Christina McKelvie MSP on it at the beginning of lockdown, while Allyson Shields of Shields Design in Glasgow created it.

‘This now brings our posters up to four: English, Welsh, Urdu and Scottish Gaelic. Now there is no reason why anyone in the UK shouldn’t KnowYourMenopause,’ Ms Carr-Ellis told the Lochaber Times this week.

‘Many women feel lost and confused during this time so being able to discuss menopause in the language that is most comfortable to you is vital.

‘A Gaelic poster means the women in Lochaber have the words they need to describe how they’re feeling. When menopause has you feeling as if your world is no longer the same, it’s that little bit of normality to reassure you. We hope every GP in Lochaber will have this on display.’

And the new poster got the seal of approval from well known Gaelic singer, Mary Ann Kennedy, who tweeted: ‘I am so impressed! It means a great deal for stuff to be normal in my own language.’

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