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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.
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. 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)
“To me it just seems ridiculous – what we need is mandatory training for medical students rather than this idea that GPs have to do their own training”
The Daily Mail has published a hard-hitting article suggesting millions of women are forced to face the menopause without hormone replacement therapy as GPs ‘remain
influenced by scare stories from decades ago’. Campaign founder Diane Danzebrink is quoted
Following the round table meeting with Rachel Maclean in Westminster a few weeks ago she raised the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign aims in the House of Commons last night. What a shame more MP’s were not there to hear the important issues she raised.
I’m pictured at the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) conference on Saturday, where I was invited to present to coach, counsellor therapist colleagues about the importance of being able to recognise the symptoms of menopause in our clients to allow us to both support and signpost! There is a meeting point where coaching, counselling, Read more about Di holds workshop on Menopause at key therapist conference[…]
I was delighted to join this amazing group of women who came together for an upcoming TV programme about menopause. We discussed our menopause symptoms and how they affected all areas of our lives; our physical and mental health, our relationships and our work. We talked about what helped, what didn’t and what needs to Read more about Upcoming TV programme on Menopause for end February[…]
Last week I took the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign back to Westminster for a meeting with MP’s & Ministers. Today MP Rachel MacLean pictured here raised one of the campaign issues at Prime Ministers Questions. Hurray! You can see the question and PM Theresa May’s answer here:
I took the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign back to Westminster for a round table meeting with health minister Jackie Doyle Price and MP Rachel Maclean.
Working in and campaigning for better menopause care and awareness can be deeply frustrating when women are being failed but it can also be hugely rewarding, especially when messages like this pop in to your inbox.
We now have over 12,000 signatures on the petition, which is great, but we can’t stop here. Recently I drafted a letter to MP’s for members of my Facebook group. Would you contact your MP too?
Earlier this month I was in Somerset with my colleagues Sarah, Lynda and Mel talking all things menopause with Avon & Somerset police and Avon Fire & Rescue. It is always so rewarding to hear the feedback from these days.