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In April 2012 I hadn’t given menopause a second thought, I was only 45. Twelve months later I had become completely consumed by it.
Founder Diane Danzebrink has appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2, ITN News at Ten , the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and many others relating to her experience of menopause
Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal. Symptoms can last up to 15 years. Over 60% of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes. 1 in 4 women will experience severe debilitating symptoms. Read more of the facts here.
Three Campaign Aims:
To significantly improve menopause education amongst GP’s – far too many women are suffering as GP’s receive very little, if any menopause education during their training leaving them ill equipped to recognise and manage a phase of life that will directly affect at least 50% of the population.
To raise awareness within the workplace and for all employers to have menopause guidelines in place to be able to support women experiencing symptoms. Too many women feel unsupported at work and currently 1 in 10 leave the workplace due to menopause symptoms.
Already achieved: To introduce menopause education in to the PSHE curriculum for all teenage boys and girls. Every woman and man deserves to understand this phase of life. Far too many individuals and relationships suffer as a result of a lack of understanding of menopause.
More than 60% of women experience menopausal symptoms
Approximately 38 per cent of women seek help from a GP
One quarter of those who visited a GP say the possibility of the symptoms being menopause related is missed
One third of women who visited a GP were not made aware of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Di took part in a podcast organised by celebrity menopause campaigner Meg Matthews recently to discuss all things menopause in the workplace – they were joined by Kate Nowicki, who is an Acas Area Director based in Nottingham.
Dawn Butler, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, has backed the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign. She told “The Voice” publication: : “I am pleased to support this vital campaign and its aims – because menopause does matter.
After a whirlwind week including the Westminster sessions, Di Danzebrink visited Cheshire for an event organised by the university of Liverpool for 120 GPs and Nurses.
The #MakeMenopauseMatter team have been back in Westminster one year after the campaign started to revisit MPs to let them know about how the campaign is doing. Campaign founder, Di Danzebrink (centre) is pictured with Katie Taylor of Latte Lounge and Andrea Swan from the Menopause Support team
When Diane Danzebrink went to Westminster to ask MPs to support her fledgling #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign she could have had no idea how the movement would grow in just a few short months. And now, as we approach twelve months since the campaign first hit the headlines from the heart of UK Government, one of the three main aims of the movement has been achieved, with significant progress seen on the other two.
Campaign founder Di Danzebrink joined BBC Three Counties radio presenter Nana Akua (pictured) to talk about the latest on the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, launched a year ago in Parliament
The lovely people at Mumsnet have featured our campaign on their website this week.
To celebrate World Menopause Day, Menopause Support founder Di Danzebrink joined wellbeing entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE in a podcast to share her experience of life-threatening depression and anxiety during the menopause, and what she’s doing to change menopause care as a result. The 30-minute Podcast can be heard on Liz’s own website.
I was thrilled to have been at the launch of the #MakeMenopauseMatterIreland campaign in Dublin on Friday, 11 October .
Women working together with the common aim of improving things for all is what will make the difference, and I am delighted to be supporting the team in Ireland with their petition.
Today I have been with the lovely people at Warner Bros. Entertainment. I love delivering mental health and well being training to organisations with a focus on womens hormonal health, specifically menopause.