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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 has appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2, ITN News at Ten , the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and many others relating to her experience of menopause
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)
The lovely people at Mumsnet have featured our campaign on their website this week.
To celebrate World Menopause Day, Menopause Support founder Di Danzebrink joined wellbeing entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE in a podcast to share her experience of life-threatening depression and anxiety during the menopause, and what she’s doing to change menopause care as a result. The 30-minute Podcast can be heard on Liz’s own website.
I was thrilled to have been at the launch of the #MakeMenopauseMatterIreland campaign in Dublin on Friday, 11 October .
Women working together with the common aim of improving things for all is what will make the difference, and I am delighted to be supporting the team in Ireland with their petition.
Today I have been with the lovely people at Warner Bros. Entertainment. I love delivering mental health and well being training to organisations with a focus on womens hormonal health, specifically menopause.
Menopause Support founder Di Danzebrink gave the closing keynote speech at the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) conference in London at the weekend.
A must-read blog: could GPs face litigation if they don’t offer appropriate treatment for menopause?
Doctors could increasingly find themselves facing potential litigation if they do not offer “appropriate treatment as set out in the NICE Guidelines”, and also provide their patient with informed consent, according to a clinical negligence lawyer.
Di Danzebrink and Jane Lewis were at the Ministry of Justice in London recently to deliver a presentation on menopause awareness to around 50 staff members, with live streaming to other MOJ offices.
MP Rachael Maclean was on her feet just hours after Parliament reconvened following the decision of the UK Supreme Court that it was unlawfully prorogued and was asking the government questions about HRT supplies.
The British Menopause Society has produced a detailed update on the current availability of HRT products in response to the ongoing HRT shortages. It’s intended for clinical practitioners but may be helpful.
Large organisations could be forced to introduce a menopause workplace policy under a Labour government in an attempt to tackle the stigma which surrounds the menopause. Dawn Butler, Labour’s shadow women and equalities secretary, will use a speech at the Labour Party conference on Saturday to unveil the “bold policy”. Menopause Support campaign founder, Di Danzebrink was asked to comment by the media.