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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)
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.
Huge thanks to Liz Earle for sharing the details of the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign in her latest podcast in which she invites listeners to look into the work of campaign founder Diane Danzebrink, whom she calls an “amazing woman” and she also mentions our petition, which she says is “hugely important”.
How much do you know about the menopause?. Diane Danzebrink talks to Women Making Waves contributor Bobby Jones about the symptoms and clears up some myths about HRT.
“To me it just seems ridiculous – what we need is mandatory training for medical students rather than this idea that GPs have to do their own training”
The Daily Mail has published a hard-hitting article suggesting millions of women are forced to face the menopause without hormone replacement therapy as GPs ‘remain
influenced by scare stories from decades ago’. Campaign founder Diane Danzebrink is quoted