10 Jun 2021

The Latte Lounge is 5 today!

The Latte Lounge is five years old today, and to mark the occasion we have two exciting pieces of news to share with you all.

The Latte Lounge is five years old today, and to mark the occasion we have two exciting pieces of news to share with you all.

Firstly, a thank you - to each and every one of you for being such loyal supporters of The Latte Lounge. 

Whether you’ve been with us for just the last five days or for all of our five years your contribution, supportiveness, honesty, warmth and kindness is ultimately what makes The Latte Lounge such a special and safe place to come to.

So, onto our news. 

I am excited to be launching our brand new website - which you’re visiting right now! - which I would love to invite you to explore.

It continues to host all  of our midlife health and wellbeing articles,and now you will also find our new ‘Menopause Resources Hub’, a directory of specialists and a new discounts and offers zone too. 

You will also find information about all of the different ways we can now support employers and employees with Menopause in The Workplace and for those who may need a little extra support, in a private group zoom session, information on how to join our new ‘Menopause Lounge’.

Secondly, to celebrate our fifth birthday and as a thank you to everyone for being with us, we also have some fantastic competitions coming up in the Lounge this month. Sylk Natural Lubricant are giving you the chance to win a fabulous spa day for one lucky winner and a selection of goody bags for our runners up. And from  Become - you can win some lovely day and sleepwear that will help keep you cool in the summer months. Interested in winning? Keep an eye out on our instagram account and in our facebook group for details on how to win - starting tomorrow!

In the meantime, head to our Offers page where you can take advantage of big discounts on Sylk Natural Lubricant, Become clothing and lots of other brilliant brands.

Finally, some more thank yous! - I am so grateful to our medical advisory team for verifying all of our content (especially Dr Rachel Hines who spent a lot of time on our new Menopause Resources area) and I also want to thank all of my amazing team for the hours and hours of work it's taken to bring this new platform to life - it's certainly been a labour of love!. (A big shout out  to Marc at MLA websites, our web developer, who has the patience of a saint!)

It seems like only yesterday, 10 June 2016, that I was sitting sobbing with relief on my bed, having just been told by a menopause specialist that I wasn't going mad, but was actually going through perimenopause. 

It was that night, after four long years of suffering debilitating symptoms, which had been misdiagnosed as everything from depression to dementia, and which forced me to leave my job, that I decided to set up The Latte Lounge - You can read my full story here.

Over the years as our FB group community has grown to support a staggering 20,000 women from all over the UK and the world, we’ve extended our community to Instagram, Twitter and Youtube and looked for more and different ways to support you with all of your health and wellbeing needs.

We’ve hosted events including our much loved annual charity spa days with special guests such as Andrea McClean and Liz Earle MBE and a panel of experts, all who helped us to raise awareness and funds for our charity partner The Eve Appeal, whilst ensuring our members had a fantastic, informative and memorable day too.

We’ve also held many free Facebook and Instagram live events, with some of our trusted partners, who have brought us some really helpful and informative q and a sessions with their experts, to support the health and wellbeing needs of our community.

We’ve campaigned up at Westminister to support our wonderful friend and colleague Diane Danzebrink with her #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, sharing many highs and lows together over the years, as we have tried to make small but lasting changes to ensure that no other woman has to suffer like we did. 

So as we close out five brilliant years of The Latte Lounge, I’m sending big birthday love and toasting you all with an even bigger Latte than normal! 

Here’s to the next five years!

Katie xxx

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