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Meet the team
Diane has recently been joined on her mission to #MakeMenopauseMatter by Andrea Swan and Stephanie Kershaw-Marsh who are both 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)
Some recent kind words....
I just wanted to say thank you for sorting the meeting with Diane yesterday. She is brilliant.
.. A really helpful, practical and upbeat insight into what menopause really means and how we can help to improve our quality of life when going through it.
Today’s session was nothing short of life-changing.
The last session was excellent. Glad to see one aimed specifically for managers who may not know anything about it or how hard it can affect some women
Absolutely the best session run to date. Have sent her website to a number of friends who are suffering. Wish they could hear her speak too.
It was a really worthwhile and informative session. Excellent choice, thank you very much.
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.
More than 150,000 people have signed our #MakeMenopauseMatter petition, making it one of the top signed on on Change.Org, Thanks to all who have signed, and let’s keep it up – next target 200,000 signatories!
I was invited to address the first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group of MPs about Menopause earlier this month. I was delighted to be invited to speak and took the privilege very seriously as I knew that I was speaking on behalf of so many.
Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris is launching an inquiry in Parliament, hoping to help GPs and individuals better recognise symptoms of the menopause.
Around half of women suffering worrying menopause symptoms say they had no option but to pay for private healthcare, according to our study shared with The Independent newspaper.
“Women have suffered long enough: I’m determined to change that” – Carolyn Harris MP leads charge on Menopause with Private Members Bill launch
Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East, today pledged ‘a menopause revolution’ as she presented her Menopause Private Members Bill in the House of Commons – and announced the establishment of an All Party Parliamentary Group on the issue.
There are times when you feel so beaten down you couldn’t possibly challenge the doctor…. Diane Danzebrink speaking on Roberto Perrone’s show on BBC Three Counties Radio. The segment starts around 15 minutes into the show.
So proud of these women, Kate Duffy, her daughters and Fiona for going to Westminster yesterday to raise awareness of the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign while the debate led by MP Carolyn Harris was going on inside. It is vital that we all raise our voices and get involved in highlighting the aims of the campaign and Read more about Menopause back on the agenda in Westminster[…]
Today in Parliament menopause will be debated by cross party MPs for only the second time in history. The first debate was on the same day that I launched the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign in Westminster. You will be able to watch the debate on Parliament Live online from 4.50 today.
Earlier this week I submitted a 10 page report to this government call for evidence on the state of women’s health in England. My thanks to the fabulous Steph Marsh and Andrea Swan my colleagues at Menopause Support menopausesupport.co.uk for their help,