What support can I get?
I am available to work with you, either on a personal basis or through a workshop, but I do regret that I can’t undertake to give a personal response to every question I’m asked, either via this website or on social media.
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.
We’re on TV and Radio
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.
About the campaign
Too many women are suffering in silence and those that do seek help are often left frustrated and disappointed when medical professionals fail to recognise their menopausal symptoms or recognise their symptoms and either refuse to prescribe HRT or prescribe them incorrectly. Too many women are being told that menopause is just a natural phase of life and they will just have to get on with it. Natural it may be but I challenge anybody who has not experienced the debilitating effects that it can have to just get on with it! Equally demoralising for a woman already struggling with a host of symptoms is to be told that she must be depressed and despatched with a prescription for anti depressants. There is still much fear and confusion around the subject of hormone replacement therapy amongst both doctors and women and 67% of women recently surveyed said there was a general lack of support or advice for those going through 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)
Diane and Dr. Louise Newson took part in a Radio 5 Live phone-in programme hosted by Nicky Campbell talking about menopause on Feb 13th. The programme heard from a number of menopausal women who discussed their own experiences. Di said later: “It’s fantastic that the broadcast media are taking the subject of menopause so seriously Read more about We join Radio 5 Live phone-in on Menopause[…]
If you would like to hear more and talk about menopause issues on a face to face basis, you may be interested in some upcoming events. Diane Danzebrink will be appearing in Cirencester later this month for a “Talking Menopause” session. Join us for an informative, interactive talk on the menopause and its impact on a Read more about We are out and about somewhere near you soon![…]
The Daily Mail has criticised Nottinghamshire Police and a number of big companies for what the paper calls “Patronising and insulting” measures to help menopausal women. But the story – and particularly a quote from Sam Taylor, Editor of “The Lady” magazine – was described as “so disappointing” by Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink. Sam Read more about Disappointing views from the Daily Mail and the Editor of The Lady[…]
Following her appearance on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour on Thursday, Diane Danzebrink travelled to Swansea to meet with Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Carolyn Harris, who she is working with to improve awareness of menopause in the workplace, at a Menopause Support group that Diane has helped to set up in a Tesco Read more about Tesco workers say menopause support has made a “huge difference” in their lives[…]
BBC Woman’s Hour listeners heard about a professional woman who had been forced to leave her job because of her menopause symptoms. Now two years unemployed, she has suffered severe financial hardship and is only know beginning to rebuild her life.
Employers need to do more to “normalise conversations” about the menopause in the workplace, say experts. The comments came after a BBC survey found 70% of respondents did not tell their bosses they were experiencing symptoms. Some firms have brought in menopause-specific policies but experts said for many it was still a taboo subject. GP Read more about Employers urged to ‘normalise’ menopause in the workplace[…]
And it can be a huge relief when they discover exactly what they are dealing with, Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink told a local radio audience. Speaking on BBC Radio Lancashire’s breakfast programme, Diane told presenter Graham Liver that around a quarter of women will experience debilitating menopause symptoms that may affect their quality of Read more about Many women don’t realise their symptoms are due to the menopause[…]
Diane is pictured at a TUC filming session for the video to part of their E-note to assist union representatives when talking about menopause. Her interview will form part of the advice given to workers by their unions when it comes to dealing with menopause in the workplace. Diane was invited earlier this year by Read more about Interview for the TUC will help advise workers on menopause[…]
Di Danzebrink was interviewed for this podcast, described as “An in-depth interview with the UKs leading menopause warriors who want to change the change! Josephine Pembroke talks to Samantha Evans from Jo Divine sex toys, Sam is an ex nurse and writer and commentator on all things sexual – especially women over 40. And Diane Read more about Radio Gorgeous Interview – Menopause and Sex, the Facts[…]
On behalf of Menopause Support, Di Danzebrink has written to both the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the General Medical Council (GMC) asking for their advice for women who are being refused HRT on non- medical grounds. Said Di: “I am hoping that they will both provide some guidance for women Read more about We challenge the establishment when women are refused HRT on non-medical grounds[…]