June 14, 2023

Read or download our new guidance booklet 

Menopause Support has launched a new guidance booklet “Understanding Menopause” to support women to better understand and navigate Menopause.

The booklet is part of the organisation’s wider #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, a grassroots community movement supported by over 190,000 individuals via its online petition to the Health Secretary, The Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP.

Diane Danzebrink, the founder of Menopause Support, is determined that every woman should have the right information and support from their GP.

Diane said “Menopause Support is proud to publish this much needed guidance booklet today. Women experiencing perimenopause and menopause should not have to suffer in silence. We urge women across the UK to read the guidance and speak to your GP armed with the completed symptom checker. There are lots of treatment and support options available to you, please seek the support you deserve. We know that some simple steps such as a national public health campaign and a GP health check at 40 would help to support women at this crucial time. We call on the Government to put them in place as a matter of urgency”.

Booklets are available to order free of charge while stocks last. We are keen to see these shared widely, particularly in community, voluntary and NHS healthcare settings.

If you would like to order booklets please contact hello@menopausesupport.co.uk

Booklet PDF downloads:

The pdf of the booklet in English is available to download, share or print here

The pdf of the booklet in Welsh is available to download, share or print here 

Mae pdf y llyfryn mewn Pwyleg ar gael i’w lawrlwytho, ei rannu neu ei argraffu yma

The pdf of the booklet in Polish is available to download, share or print here 

Broszurę w formacie PDF w języku polskim można pobrać, udostępnić lub wydrukować tutaj

The pdf of the screen reader accessible booklet is available here

Download and print the booklet poster for your workplace, community space, healthcare setting and anywhere else you can think of. The poster is also available in Welsh here

Some testimonials: 

Thank you for supplying us with copies of your ‘Understanding Menopause’ booklet, which is a great resource for our patients to use.  The booklet contains so much valuable information, explained in an easy-to-understand way, without confusing clinical jargon!  I particularly like the way the booklet takes you through the menopause journey, making it easier to understand what may follow.  I cannot fault the booklet in any way, I think it’s great.  We have placed them in the surgeries across the Waterside Primary Care Network. 

Thank you so much for producing such a great information booklet.

Best wishes

Yvonne Sayers

Health and Wellbeing Team Lead, Waterside Primary Care Network

I just want to thank your organisation for gifting all us women with the education that is so desperately needed 😊

Our workforce is primarily women and many in the latter age bracket, and I know these booklets and the poster will be invaluable.

Julie Rix ,  Waveney Homefirst Suffolk County Council.

I’m displaying the booklet in my Primary care hub in Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton.

It has flown out of the leaflet rack.

I’ve given it to many patients who are unaware of menopause symptoms.

The symptom checker list is brilliant and many patients have gone through this and ended up seeking HRT from the GP.

Brilliant Booklet. Thank you.

Debbie Hinde

It’s very comprehensive especially regarding HRT and there are 2 really useful symptom logs. The genitourinary symptoms checker 

is particularly comprehensive and helpful breaking down the taboos surrounding this aspect of perimenopause.  

Thanks again for sending the booklets through.

Helen Clemow, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust