I am available to work with you, either on a personal basis or through a workshop, but I do regret that I can’t undertake to give a personal response to every question I’m asked, either via this website or on social media.
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.
Menopause Support’s Diane Danzebrink and Andrea Swan met chartered psychologist Dr Audrey Tang to record an interview for her video series “Meet the Changemakers” on YouTube.
I am delighted to see the news that womens health will be a mandatory part of the medical school curriculum in the future (writes Diane Danzebrink). This is another step forward in achieving the aims of the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign and shows the power of us raising our voices together for much needed and long Read more about Doctors in England to be given mandatory training to better treat female medical conditions[…]
In this recent Womenkind Collective podcast hosts Lou and Jinty get to talk to – in their words – the “Queen of Menopause Support” & the person behind the #makemenopausematter Campaign, Diane Danzebrink.
MS Support founder Diane Danzebrink appears with host Katie Taylor on the Latte Lounge podcast for the over-40s.
Diane was interviewed recently by Hatty McCafferty, who hosts Real Menopause Talk, The Podcast. The 20-episode Podcast series also talks to MP Carolyn Harris and many others involved with menopause.
“One woman who’d phoned round 30 pharmacies in her county to see if she could get what she needed.” Our advice if you are affected.
Over the Bank Holiday I spoke with Sky News about the ongoing HRT shortages.
Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink was featured in a double-page spread in the weekly magazine Best talking about her menopause experience and her decision to campaign for every woman to get the support they deserve.
You may be interested to hear that you can continue to take HRT during Ramadan. Dr Nighat Arif ,in collaboration with the Royal College of Obs & Gynae and Muslim Women UK, explains all
In 2021 Menopause Support teamed up with Dr Zoe Hodson to see if we could collectively improve access to Testosterone for women via the NHS. The possible prescribing of Testosterone to women via the NHS is still a postcode lottery, but we are making encouraging headway. Each area of the country has a CCG prescribing Read more about Improving access to Testosterone for women via the NHS[…]