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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)
The #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign has also been mentioned in an article in Woman and Home this week. The story behind the change in the UK school curriculum to ensure menopause is taught to teenage pupils can be seen here.
Some very good advice on menopause in this article in Good Housekeeping, which features a contribution by our very own Di Danzebrink. Anne Montague’s piece covers symptoms and at-risk factors as well as lifestyle tips and best treatments.
Suicide is always a difficult subject to raise and can be complex but not raising it is not an option as we simply cannot allow for this to be swept under the carpet any longer.
Welcome to the Menopause Support playlist! Our lovely Andrea put this together for you.
Since launching in October 2018 we have over 100k signatures and have achieved one of our three aims by getting menopause added to the curriculum. Our friend and campaign colleague Andrea Swan has channeled her inner Spielberg to bring you a 60 second snapshot of the last two years.
Di Danzebrink tells Kaye Adams of BBC Radio Scotland why she believes Scotland should follow England’s lead and make menopause part of the official school curriculum for teenagers.
Now the menopause is about to be added to the school curriculum, BBC Radio Berkshire has spoken to women with bad experiences. Di Danzebrink joins presenter Sarah Walker for the afternoon show.
I am absolutely thrilled to share a new BBC video with you which was commissioned as a result of our #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign to get menopause onto the school curriculum from September this year.
Recently Diane recorded a video with leading menopause and PMS expert Nick Panay…..”I spoke to him for over an hour asking him to clarify many of the common issues that come up in our support group everyday, particularly around barriers to treatment. “
Last night I spent an hour chatting to the lovely Nigel Denby @menopause_dietitian about menopause weight gain, what we can do about it and how we can look after our long term health. We discussed the foods we should be choosing and he shared lots of great, factual, common sense information and advice and busted some myths.