On 10 September 2022 at The Bhavan, Indian Cultural Centre in West Kensington, London, a group of highly-talented Indian doctors presented “a unique musical extravaganza taking you on a journey exploring the essence of Indian music”.

Its serious purpose, as well as providing exceptional entertainment to a full house, was to raise funds for the British Menopause Society. The compelling strapline for Rooh was “Music heals when doctors take to stage!”. This objective is at the core of our current project to reach out to mid-life women from ethnic minorities. Our principal platform will be this WHC website. Over the coming months there will be translations of Fact Sheets, infographics and lifestyle advice. The aim is to support women and their families who need the information we provide, but whose understanding of English is such that they suffer stress and anxiety in finding out what medical treatments may be required.

Regular information will be posted, but first we want to share some of the action photographs from Rooh. Our warmest thanks go to Archana, Manish, Kalpana and all the “stars” who performed so brilliantly to support the BMS and our patient arm, WHC.

Donations to develop our work amongst ethnic minorities are, of course, most welcome. See top right hand corner of the page. Please use “Rooh” as the reference when you donate as that will ensure your generous gift is used specifically for this important project.