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In April 2012 I hadn’t given menopause a second thought, I was only 45. Twelve months later I had become completely consumed by it.
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)
Hello lovely people, to help a litle in these challenging times I would like to share another guided breathing exercise to help anyone who is struggling with increased anxiety.
It can be hard to retain a sense of perspective when things change and there is less certainty in the world, as we have seen over the past few weeks. Parts of the press are less responsible than others in fuelling anxiety and fear, which leads to the scenes we have seen in supermarkets around the world recently.
Menopause Support is coming back to Essex! Last year we had a fabulous time with the women of Southend on Sea, this time we are heading to Colchester.
We have warned many times that hundreds of thousands of patients were wrongly prescribed antidepressants by GP’s. Now the Daily Express newspaper has highlighted the problem and featured a letter sent by Menopause Support founder, Diane Danzebrink to the Royal College of GPs.
We’re absolutely thrilled to introduce our fabulous menopause posters. A few months ago a request went out asking if a member of the private Facebook community might design a poster for us, and designer Bonnie Fitts kindly volunteered. You’ll find her at https://www.bonniefittsartndesign.com/ We think you’ll agree Bonnie has done the most amazing job and Read more about Introducing our fabulous new Menopause Posters[…]
Di Danzebrink appeared on Channel 5 news to discuss why so many women struggle to get the right advice and support from their GPs during menopause, as evidenced in the recent Mumsnet survey.
Some graphic examples of how women can struggle with the menopause at work appear in a new Daily Mail article. From falling asleep in front of the CEO, struggling with panic attacks and forgetting vital information and being unable to lecture , some of those interviewed actually left their jobs because of the problem.
Recently I spoke at the Newson Health menopause education day for healthcare professionals . It was such an informative day and great to see a room full of health care professionals, all keen to improve their menopause knowledge.
Diane was interviewed down the line for BBC Woman’s Hour earlier talking about the latest situation on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Under the headline ‘Catastrophic’ ongoing shortages of HRT and contraceptives are unacceptable and continue to harm women, say professional bodies” the Daily Mail has warned Health Secretary Matt Hancock thousands of women are being harmed by shortages. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the British Menopause Society and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Read more about Daily Mail warns Health Secretary over HRT shortage and quotes our campaign[…]