Redditch MP Rachel Maclean’s own menopause experiences have led her to become an enthusiastic support of our campaign, and, following a meeting with Diane Danzebrink, she says she is “on a mission” to bring the subject higher up the government agenda. Rachel hit an extra problem when, in her 50s, she started a new life Read more about MP Rachel “On a Mission” to bring menopause higher up the government agenda after meeting to discuss our campaign[…]
Just nine days ago I met the Conservative MP for Redditch (@redditchrachel) in Westminster to express the concerns of so many women who are not able to access the treatment and support they need at #Menopause.
Many of the women I counsel are very emotional and frustrated because they have been turned away, fobbed off or not listened to. This Daily Mail article discusses why so many GPs refuse hormone replacement therapy?
Dear Liz Jones, You might feel that your menopause has made you a superwoman; sadly, your article certainly doesn’t represent the experience of many women in the UK – including my own. Your judgemental commentary disrespects these women and their experiences, as it does for those women plunged into ‘medical menopause’ as the result of treatment for cancer.
A YouTube video of Di’s recent Good Morning Britain appearance has been viewed more than 4,000 times. Di was with presenters Richard Madeley and Charlotte Hawkins to debate menopause in the workplace with Daily Mail journalist Liz Jones, who wrote a critical article on the subject.
Diane took to the airwaves on ITV’s Good Morning Britain breakfast show today to take part in a discussion about the case of a menopausal woman who was unfairly sacked by her employers – the Scottish court service – then compensated and reinstated after a tribunal which found she was suffering from a ‘disability’.
DI with Meg during the event
Menopause Support’s Di Danzebrink was one of a group of expert speakers at “MegsMenopause conference”, described as “a day of taboo-busting, open conversation and the latest in scientific research on the menopause” in London earlier this week.
Di Danzebrink joined Meg Matthews for an interview at BBC Radio Five Live a few weeks ago while Meg was guest-editing a programme there. Meg has since posted this short video titled “Five things not to say to a menopausal woman” – worth a look!
Recently Di Danzebrink spent the day in Glasgow delivering Menopause Awareness training to the fabulous team at Womens Aid.
The BBC has released details of the Body Language series for BBC3, to be broadcast later this year. More detail about the schedules can be seen here. Di Danzebrink was invited to contribute to the series with her experience of early menopause. Watch this space to find out when her contribution will be broadcast.