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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)
Great to see more employers putting menopause on their wellbeing agenda. I spent a lovely afternoon at a hospice in Surrey yesterday talking all things menopause with some of the wonderful women there.
BBC Breakfast have kicked off #BBCMenopause this morning, and I’m really hoping that the week will help to highlight the issues that many women face and provide some factual, evidence based information.As many of you know I have been asking BBC Breakfast to focus on menopause for some time, so I am delighted they will be featuring it all this week with members of my private FB group taking part.
Yesterday I gave a presentation about all things menopause to a group of female staff at a hospital, they were a lovely group who had lots of questions about their own experiences. One lady stayed behind to chat and as she left said ‘today has been quite life changing’. I love my work and its always hugely rewarding to know you have helped somebody make an informed decision but it shouldn’t be this way.
A common theme that comes up on my private group is stress and anxiety and not feeling able to control your thoughts.
I know just how that feels and wish I had known about the power of breathing when I was struggling.
The story of the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign told in just under one minute! Watch our new video below and make sure you sign our petition if you have not done so already. We currently have more than 17,000 signatures but need more.
Last week I sat down to chat with registered nutritionist Mel Wakeman to talk all things menopause and food. We had a great time and could have chatted all afternoon, part two will follow soon.
Following the success of this training day last year I am delighted to announce that we will be running it in central London in June at The Holiday Inn just a few minutes walk from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras stations.
Our #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign is doing well with over 16k signatures in just 5 months. BUT we still have a very long way to go, particularly in making the right care available to all women via the NHS.
Another step forward for the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign. Well done @GedlingBC for introducing menopause policy and recognising that menopause awareness & support in the workplace is a win win situation. Council introduces new policy to help women going through menopause
On International Womens Day, Friday 8th March, the team at Minds at Work released the video recording of the Menopause and Mental Health session that Di Danzebrink hosted at last years conference.