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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.
How Diane Danzebrink went from potential suicide to found the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign – her story has inspired many thousands and is retold in today’s Sun newspaper.
Diane Danzebrink reviews the successes of the Make Menopause Matter campaign, but reflects on World Menopause Day 2021 that there is still a lot of work to do. ;
For the last decade every October 18th has been World Menopause Day. And this year DI Danzebrink was up with the lark to speak to Sky News presenter Kay Burley about her own menopause experience and to deliver some advice to those women currently going through menopause.
I am honoured and delighted to be speaking at the Fawcett Society conference this year.
Writing in The Guardian, writer and film-maker Kate Muir says women will be gathering in Parliament Square in London later this month to support the menopause bill to demand free prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy in England.
The dearth of information about the psychological and cognitive symptoms of menopause can lead to many women being unaware of what is causing their mental health issues.
We are very grateful to the team at Trafford Healthwatch for putting this resource together for us to share with you. Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, we want to hear about your experiences. As an independent statutory body, Read more about Healthwatch – your health and social care champion.[…]
It’s a small world – and this piece from Australia’s Channel 9 current affairs program 60 Minutes including a clip of Diane Danzebrink proves it.
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!