I am a student at the University of South Wales (Treforest Campus) undertaking a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies. As part of my final year research project, Mindfulness and the Menopause, I hope to investigate whether menopause (including peri and post) – physical, mental and emotional symptoms, and overall quality of life – is affected by the practice of mindfulness.

In order to carry out this dissertation, I need participants to engage in one-to-one, face to face recorded interviews with me, Sue Mort, within a mutually agreeable and appropriately private setting. If this difficult, interview will be by telephone. Any data gathered will be securely stored.

I would like to invite your participation in this study, which is hoped will be interesting and informative. If you are interested, I will happily share my findings on its completion.

I would be grateful if you could respond via email: susanmort@ymail.com, or 15083071@students@southwales.co.uk. Please find attached, the Consent Form to be returned to the above address (or complete, scan and email).

Thanking you in advance,

Yours sincerely

 Sue Mort