Facts about menopause
Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal Symptoms can last up to 15 years
What support can I get?
If you would like help and advice on the numerous issues covered on this website, the following resources are available for individuals, businesses whose employees may be facing problems, and counsellors and coaches who may have had no training..
In the media
Our 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
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.
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)
Dr Louise Newson
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[…]
Diane was invited by the Womens Forum and Equalities Committee of the Wales Trade Unions Council (TUC) to speak at the recent launch of their survey report on menopause and to introduce a toolkit for union representatives. The survey, held throughout 2016, produced the biggest-ever response the Wales TUC have ever had and almost 4,000 Read more about And so to Wales…..[…]
Having attempted to raise the issue of menopause with the Dept of Health in the past to no avail I thought I would contact the shadow health secretary to see if he might take this issue a little more seriously. Watch this space………. Good Afternoon Jonathan I recently met with your colleague Carolyn Harris at Read more about Letter to the Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth…[…]
Three quarters of women say that the menopause caused them to change their life and over half say it had a negative impact on their lives*. Those are the headlines from a recent survey conducted by the British Menopause Society (BMS), released to mark World Menopause Day. The findings reveal the need for greater support Read more about A new survey highlights impact of the menopause on every aspect of women’s lives in the UK[…]
Diane was asked to contribute to this article by Sophie Gallagher featured on the Huffington Post news website. Ever find yourself feeling hot and flustered and described it as having a hot flush? Although many people joke about this symptom, for 80% of women who experience side effects during the menopause, they can be totally debilitating. Read more about Seven reasons why menopausal hot flushes are no joke.[…]
Diane was a visitor to Kat Orman’s show on BBC Radio Oxford on October 19th, phoning in to tell her story as part of a discussion with other callers and studio guests.
Diane Danzebrink and Dr. Louise Newson of Menopause Support were in London today to take part in a live Channel 5 News discussion segment for World Menopause Day, hosted by Sian Williams. The menopause caused some of the women involved in the panel discussion to lose their memory or even consider taking their own life Read more about World Menopause Day – let’s help end the stigma[…]
Our recent session held at the Westonbirt Arboretum attracted more than 50 people, and involved plenty of questions and a great deal of feedback from our audience.The session, led by Menopause Support Founder, Diane Danzebrink and expert GP Dr. Louise Newsom, achieved national news coverage following a ban on advertising it by Google, which was later retracted after news coverage in the Daily Mail.
Women suffering menopause symptoms are all too often the butt of jokes or worse in the workplace, and the stories we have heard recently prove that things need to change.
This week Diane Danzebrink met with the Shadow Women and Equalities Minister Carolyn Harris and are looking to bring in new legislation to recognise menopause in the workplace and better educate people in the work environment on its consequences.