I joined Nana Akua at BBC 3 Counties to discuss menopause relationships and sex. The wonderful Sam Evans, Jane Lewis, Sophie Claus and Dr Nighat Arif all contributed to what I hope turned out to be a really interesting and informative discussion. You can listen here ⬇️ from 1.05!
I’m very excited to share the first episode of my new podcast with my co-presenter the lovely Sophie Claus – in this first episode we discuss how we met and our menopause experiences.
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.