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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)
Health Minister Damien Hinds has confirmed young people will be taught about menopause as well as periods and pregnancy in UK secondary schools. “This is great news and means that one of the three main aims of the Menopause Support campaign has been achieved”, said campaign founder, Diane Danzebrink.
Such an enjoyable day teaching Understanding Menopause for Wellbeing Professionals to a wonderful group of women in London on Sunday, 30th June. Everyone expressed a desire to learn more to enable them to better support and signpost their clients and to ensure women did not continue to suffer in silence. Thank you to everyone who Read more about An enjoyable day in London[…]
This week I was with the team at Tesco kicking off their menopause awareness in the workplace project. I am delighted that such a big employer of women has recognised that menopause needs to understood and supported.
Introducing the latest episode of the “Good, The Bad & The Downright Sweaty” podcast where Diane Danzebrink and Sophie Claus talk very openly about how menopause has affected their relationships.
Di has been in Westminster meeting MP and women’s health champion Paula Sherriff. “I am very encouraged that Paula will help us to move menopause up the parliamentary agenda. When we discussed symptoms Paula had her own menopause light bulb moment!” Di said later.
What a fabulous day at the first All Wales Menopause Summit on June 25th. There were some very emotional moments when women spoke about their deep frustration of not being offered the right information and treatment – but there was a real determination to see things change and lots of great ideas to make that Read more about The first ever All Wales Menopause Summit – a Fab Day![…]
Recently I recorded a podcast with Amanda Thebe who is based in the U.S and runs the popular Fit & Chips website. Here we talk about why we must#MakeMenopauseMatter for women everywhere.
If you’ve been struggling with menopausal symptoms and looking into the options, you might well have come across private menopause clinics or compounding pharmacies offering ‘bioidentical hormones’. But what exactly are they, and how do they differ from the HRT you’d get from your GP?
Diane has been around and about helping to make more people aware of menopause issues. As well as appearances on radio and television she regularly travels to meet local women who need to know more on the subject. Here are a couple of typical recent examples:
These are the fabulous women who look after the 7,500 members of my private FB group The Menopause Support Network. Pip, Andrea and Lisa have all found help and support in the group and now volunteer lots of their valuable time to take care of the members while I am campaigning, counselling or presenting about Read more about Without their support…….[…]