Providing support with a wide range of health issues

Our Promise to you

We care about your well-being and will provide you with guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to be healthy. We are here to help you achieve optimal wellness.

Anne McGale Menopause Awareness Trainer Practice Nurse Northern Ireland

About Anne McGale

Anne McGale has worked as a Practice nurse in the local community in Belfast for the last 39 years. She is also an experience freelance facilitator delivering workshops in the community across Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Anne has experience working with all age groups and with a variety of different health conditions and has completed a certificate, diploma and degree in health promotion.

She values the importance of sharing health education within the community.

Anne has delivered workshops in stress management and health programmes including Menopause awareness training for many organisations – from corporate businesses such as AllstateTranslinkConcentrix, to charities such as Inspire, educational institutions such as Ulster University and for the public sector including  Omagh Council and PHA as well as the third sector – from educational delivery to adoption and fostering carers to women’s groups in the community.

Our Services

Menopause Wellbeing have a range of services including the delivery of a wide range of menopause health and wellbeing workshops. These include –

  • Menopause Awareness sessions
  • Menopause in the Workplace
  • CBT for Menopausal symptoms (6 Week workshop)
  • One to one Menopause awareness and assessment session

Workshops can be delivered via zoom or in person. These programmes and services on menopausal education will cover all aspects of the menopausal transition so that you can attend your GP with a bank of information and education so that you are better placed to make an informed decision on how you wish to proceed with your transition into the menopause.

CBT Testimonials

During the assessment, having someone listen to me and confirm that I have in fact started my menopause journey was a relief, having this confirmed felt like a weight lifted off of me.Your caring and professional manner while guiding me through the check list was refreshing, I didn't feel spoken down to and came away from the session invigorated now I know for certain what's going on inside myself, I'm not becoming forgetful, short tempered, emotional and irrational for no reason. Your positivity about the menopause was encouraging, it wasn't all doom and gloom, you provided me with some useful information and tools to make my journey as easy as possible. I felt supported and ready to start this next chapter of my life. I downloaded the Balance app and have been browsing through it to see what looks interesting/helpful.I had a great sleep after my visit and no napping this weekend either, so that was a surprise. Also my mood was very positive and light on Thursday and Friday at work which I am putting down to the acupuncture and massage. Some of the guys at work commented that I was different on Thursday but they weren't sure what it was.
Anne, I want to thank you once again for seeing my last week, I arrived anxious and unsure, then left feeling empowered and ready to take control of this situation after our one to one session.


The course and facilitator were fantastic and have already made a difference to my life by equipping me with the knowledge and skills to face the challenges of menopausal symptoms.

AnonymousJan 30, 2021


Enthusiasm was great and answers to questions were excellent. Anne exuded enthusiasm for life and the subject matter. She really engaged with the group and encouraged the group members to engage.

GailMay 2, 2021

The Big Pause Testimonials

Educational Experience

Even though I am a healthcare professional I found the recent Menopause seminar very informative with lots of useful information. Very well presented and an enjoyable educational experience.

Susan CoulsonJun 19, 2019

The Big Pause Workshop

The workshop was very well run. It was very educational and answered all of my questions.

Joanne DeyermondJun 7, 2019

Important Perspective

It is a hugely important shift in the way we think about ourselves, and how, women over fifty can be better understood.

Nuala RooneyJun 26, 2019

Very informative

Great informative morning! I learned a lot from it.

Valerie CalderwoodJul 29, 2019