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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.
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. 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)
We now have over 12,000 signatures on the petition, which is great, but we can’t stop here. Recently I drafted a letter to MP’s for members of my Facebook group. Would you contact your MP too?
” Menopause: you might be imagining hot flushes, night sweats and irregular periods and in some cases, you would be right but in many they don’t feature at all. Most of these women speak of how they don’t know themselves any more, how they have lost their joy and how they feel like they are Read more about Is this the ultimate hidden cost of a lack of menopause education, information, advice and support?[…]
The BBC has responded to my letter which had criticised their documentary “The Truth About Menopause” which was broadcast on BBC One in November. Whilst I think we should be pleased that a one-hour documentary on the subject of menopause was shown, I was unhappy with many things about it and their response does not Read more about Not the Whole Truth about Menopause ..[…]
Earlier in December I was in the fabulous city of Norwich talking about the importance of raising awareness of menopause in the workplace, writes Di Danzebrink.
Di was interviewed on Kay Burley’s Sky News programme alongside former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton recently talking about their experiences of menopause. “The discussion followed a recent article in the New York Times which dealt with educating women about the changes they can expect” Di said afterwards. “It began “If only, on your Read more about Di interviewed with Michelle Heaton for Sky News[…]
Di has been busy chairing a discussion on menopause at a major mental health conference in London which included an appearance by Prince William. This Can Happen witnessed the largest ever gathering of companies to discuss their employees mental health. Over 750 delegates from 120 companies shared solutions to everyday issues that their staff face.
Getting ready for Thursday’s meeting with staff at Mills & Reeve in London. Huge thanks to Andrew Secker and his colleagues for making me so welcome. It was a great pleasure to talk to the invited audience about the importance of hashtag#menopause and employment. Mills & Reeve LLP is one the 50 largest British law Read more about Briefing the lawyers on Menopause[…]
Great news on our #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, launched recently in Westminster with the help of a number of MPs . We have now achieved more than 8,500 signatures on our petition and are well on the way to 10,000!
Di was at BBC Three Counties Radio recently to talk to presenter Roberto Perrone about Make Menopuse Matter, the campaign launched recently at Westminster.
Di was in Cambridge recently to talk about menopause live in the studio after BBC’s Look East regional news programme filmed an item about the menopause campaign.