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Meet the team
Diane has recently been joined on her mission to #MakeMenopauseMatter by Andrea Swan, Jane Lewis and Stephanie Kershaw-Marsh who are all passionate about improving menopause care and support.
Founder Diane Danzebrink publishes regular video blogs about all aspects of menopause – click here to see her in conversation with both professional and patient experts.
Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal. Symptoms can last up to 15 years. Over 60% of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes. 1 in 4 women will experience severe debilitating symptoms. Read more of the facts here.
Three Campaign Aims:
To significantly improve menopause education amongst GP’s – far too many women are suffering as GP’s receive very little, if any menopause education during their training leaving them ill equipped to recognise and manage a phase of life that will directly affect at least 50% of the population.
To raise awareness within the workplace and for all employers to have menopause guidelines in place to be able to support women experiencing symptoms. Too many women feel unsupported at work and currently 1 in 10 leave the workplace due to menopause symptoms.
Already achieved: To introduce menopause education in to the PSHE curriculum for all teenage boys and girls. Every woman and man deserves to understand this phase of life. Far too many individuals and relationships suffer as a result of a lack of understanding of 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)
We will soon be launching our new Instagram page -‘themenopausesupport’ so please come along and follow us. We will be sharing information and advice, podcast details, resources and up to date news. You will all have friends who aren’t on Facebook but would still like to access evidence based factual information so please let them Read more about Check out our new Instagram Page..[…]
Did you know we have a private members only support group ? You can access our fantastic resources in our Files section, ask questions on the group page and always receive a good response and interact with our kind and informative community. Don’t go through this alone – come along and join today, you will Read more about Have you joined our private Facebook Support Group?[…]
Diane is the star guest on a new podcast from radio presenter Rachel New, presenter of the Heart Breakfast show in the West Midlands.
One of the lovely members of our Facebook community contacted the Bedfordshire Independent Newspaper about featuring the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign and they got in touch yesterday and currently we’re headline news to over 140,000 readers/subscribers in and around Bedford.
Di Danzebrink joined BBC Radio Northampton presenter Helen Blaby for a chat recently – Helen had her own run-in with menopause symptoms last year, she admitted.
Let’s start 2021 the way we mean to go on by continuing to call for good quality, evidence based menopause care for every woman available at the point of need.
Recently I chatted to GP and Menopause Specialist Dr Mandy Leonhardt about the importance of hormones. I highly recommend that you give this a watch if you want to understand more about hormones, health and menopause.
In this week’s episode of the Friday Five, podcaster Liz Earle shines a spotlight on the topic of vaginal atrophy. She chats to menopause campaigner, Diane Danzebrink, who explains some of the pelvic health conditions associated with menopause. From recurrent urinary tract infections, to vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, Diane shares her advice for tackling these conditions.
‘When I embarked on my menopause journey, I may as well have been adrift in a popped dinghy, on a stormy sea surrounded by sharks, I had no hope, literally. I found myself thrown into the deep unknown with nowhere to turn for guidance and no one hearing me not even the professionals I saw”
I am absolutely thrilled to share the Menopause Support CIC and PMDDandMe CIC 2021 calendar.