“We recognise maternity, we recognise mental health… why wouldn’t we recognise menopause?” Good question. So proud of Julie who contacted me last year for advice and support to set up a menopause support group for her colleagues. I was delighted to be invited to one of their meetings earlier this year to see just how Read more about “We recognise maternity, we recognise mental health… why wouldn’t we recognise menopause?”[…]
Fabulous day today filming at The Allbright with the team at YES in the expert hands of AMIT & NAROOP talking all things #menopause. Hush hush for now but watch this space!
Recently, on my way to a television interview the taxi driver asked me what I was going to be talking about – when I said menopause, he laughed and said “well we think you’re all going mad”.
Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink joined Loose Women’s Andrea McLean and a studio audience of 70 to live-blog a “Confessions of a Menopausal Woman” event on Facebook. The event, recorded in Mill Hill, London, was streamed to the Latte Lounge group’s 13,000 members via Facebook and at the time Read more about Confessions of a Menopausal Woman in the Latte Lounge[…]
Representatives of a number of major trade unions got together earlier this week to talk about how more could be done in the workplace to help women suffering menopause symptoms. Diane joined Swansea MP Carolyn Harris, Deputy Leader of the Labour party in Wales at the Unison headquarters in London to discuss raising the issue Read more about Working in Unison to help women in the workplace[…]
So you have decided that it’s time to visit your doctor to discuss the seemingly unrelated mixed bag of symptoms you have been trying to cope with. You might have a sneaking suspicion that these could be related to the menopause but you may never have considered it and are just completely fed up with feeling tired and lifeless, anxious, tense and sleep deprived or hot one minute and chilly the next and sometimes tearful, irritable and unhappy for no particular reason.
Why is it that what seems plainly obvious to me and so many other women and men seems to evade those that have the ability to ensure change?
Every day of every week I counsel women experiencing menopause symptoms and every single day women tell me that they are being incorrectly refused or denied access to treatment due to a lack of GP education in menopause.
…we’d have sorted it a long time ago. The conclusion of Di’s groundbreaking video for the BBC “Hear Her” season in which she discusses her own shattering experience of menopause. See the film below and find out more about the BBC project.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Jackie Doyle-Price was recently reported as saying “Women struggle to get their needs met by doctors because the profession is “overwhelmingly male”. But the Minister’s spokesman has told us she is “currently unable to work with you” on the subject of menopause.