We’re at a turning point in history

Online news and magazine MyLondon has published a profile of Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink.

The article discusses how her menopause symptoms were so unexpectedly severe, they left her at the brink of suicide and how she decided to start Menopause Support and then the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign.

The campaign has three main aims: first, to make menopause education mandatory for all GPs, second, the have menopause guidance and support in every workplace and finally to have menopause included in the new RSE curriculum in schools.

The campaign has so far achieved its third aim in England as of September 2020, and their Make Menopause Matter petition has a staggering 165,000 signatures so far.

“They’re all steps in the right direction, but there is still so much work to do,” Diane said.

“It’s so much worse than hot flushes and periods stopping – one in four will have no symptoms at all, but one in four will call it a debilitating experience having a severe effect on their quality of life.

“We are at a turning point in history.” she added.

Read the full article on the MyLondon website.