Working in and campaigning for better menopause care and awareness can be deeply frustrating when women are being failed but it can also be hugely rewarding, especially when messages like this pop in to your inbox.
We now have over 12,000 signatures on the petition, which is great, but we can’t stop here. Recently I drafted a letter to MP’s for members of my Facebook group. Would you contact your MP too?
Earlier this month I was in Somerset with my colleagues Sarah, Lynda and Mel talking all things menopause with Avon & Somerset police and Avon Fire & Rescue. It is always so rewarding to hear the feedback from these days.
” Menopause: you might be imagining hot flushes, night sweats and irregular periods and in some cases, you would be right but in many they don’t feature at all. Most of these women speak of how they don’t know themselves any more, how they have lost their joy and how they feel like they are Read more about Is this the ultimate hidden cost of a lack of menopause education, information, advice and support?[…]
The BBC has responded to my letter which had criticised their documentary “The Truth About Menopause” which was broadcast on BBC One in November. Whilst I think we should be pleased that a one-hour documentary on the subject of menopause was shown, I was unhappy with many things about it and their response does not Read more about Not the Whole Truth about Menopause ..[…]
Earlier in December I was in the fabulous city of Norwich talking about the importance of raising awareness of menopause in the workplace, writes Di Danzebrink.
Di was interviewed on Kay Burley’s Sky News programme alongside former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton recently talking about their experiences of menopause. “The discussion followed a recent article in the New York Times which dealt with educating women about the changes they can expect” Di said afterwards. “It began “If only, on your Read more about Di interviewed with Michelle Heaton for Sky News[…]
Di has been busy chairing a discussion on menopause at a major mental health conference in London which included an appearance by Prince William. This Can Happen witnessed the largest ever gathering of companies to discuss their employees mental health. Over 750 delegates from 120 companies shared solutions to everyday issues that their staff face.
Getting ready for Thursday’s meeting with staff at Mills & Reeve in London. Huge thanks to Andrew Secker and his colleagues for making me so welcome. It was a great pleasure to talk to the invited audience about the importance of hashtag#menopause and employment. Mills & Reeve LLP is one the 50 largest British law Read more about Briefing the lawyers on Menopause[…]
Great news on our #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, launched recently in Westminster with the help of a number of MPs . We have now achieved more than 8,500 signatures on our petition and are well on the way to 10,000!