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
Channel 5 News is considering a short series of programmes about menopause, and are looking for women who would consider sharing their stories of how menopause symptoms have affected them both at home and at work. If you would be interested in taking part please contact us, and we will pass on your details to Read more about Like to share your experience on Channel 5?[…]
Dr Louise Newson, who will be co presenting our menopause workshop in the Cotswolds in October has written a handy A-Z of Menopause with some useful tips. Louise says: “For lots of women ‘the change’ can be tough physically and emotionally – hot flushes, painful sex, night sweats and fluctuating moods are all common symptoms that Read more about The handy A-Z of Menopause, from Dr.Louise[…]
With calls for women going through the menopause to receive special treatment at work, the “Lorraine” morning programme on ITV invited Diane to discuss the life-changing effects it can have on women and whether more should be done to help. Presenter Christine Bleakley was joined on the sofa by Lorraine Hegarty, who believes the menopause Read more about Diane joins Christine Bleakley on the Lorraine ITV show to discuss menopause[…]
We have been contacted by Carolyn Harris, Labour shadow Women and Equalities Minister, following Di Danzebrink’s recent appearance on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire news and current affairs show. Carolyn, MP for Swansea East, will be taking part in a special sitting of Parliament in October on the subject of women’s health. She has asked us Read more about We need your help to ask the right questions of the Government[…]
***UPDATE: Monday 24 July – the Facebook ad is now running following a lifting of the “ban”. No contact has been received by the team despite the fact Facebook assured the Daily Mail they had been in touch. *** The Daily Mail has taken up the cudgels with Facebook over the banning of our menopause Read more about News media enters the fray – but Facebook’s “apology” has not reached us![…]
Facebook did not defend their decision to ban our advert for an upcoming workshop on Menopause in Tetbury in October when the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire invited them to appear on her morning news and current affairs show. Instead a former company employee was left to defend the platform. Di Danzebrink was there to take part Read more about Facebook declined to face us on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire[…]
We were horrified to get a message from Facebook over the weekend that they had banned an advert for our upcoming workshop at Westonbirt. According to the message – pictured here – our planned advert “did not follow Facebook advertising policies”. “We don’t allow adverts that promote adult products such as genital surgery, non-surgical breast Read more about Menopause would appear to be the Last Taboo for Facebook[…]
Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink and GP and Menopause Expert Dr Louise Newson will guide you through the minefield and answer your questions. You won’t want to miss this upcoming event.
The average age for the menopause is 51, but shocking new statistics show that one in 20 women in the UK goes through it before the age of 40 – with doctors often struggling to find a reason why. Here’s a story in The Sun newspaper about five women who reveal the trauma of being unable Read more about Five women’s experience of menopause – some in their teens[…]
Di was interviewed by presenter Eddie Nestor about her experience of menopause as part of a live phone-in Drivetime show. See it here.