About Menopause Support
Menopause Support is a patient expert led not for profit organisation founded by therapist, consultant and menopause expert with nurse training in menopause Diane Danzebrink.
Diane became acutely aware of the woeful lack of education and information about menopause for both the public and health care practitioners as a result of her own dreadful experience following surgery which put her into surgical menopause.
Determined to use her experience to lead the call for change to ensure that women of the future would not suffer in the way that she did Diane created the national #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign which calls for mandatory menopause education for doctors, greater menopause awareness and support in the workplace and for menopause to be added to the RSE curriculum in secondary school education.
We are delighted to say that menopause will be part of the RSE curriculum in England from September 2020, thanks to everybody who has signed the campaign petition so far.
Diane believes that every woman should have access to factual, evidence based, non biased information, education, advice and emotional support to empower them to take control of their health and well-being during menopause and beyond. Her own experience made her acutely aware of the need for a patient led organisation providing education, information, advice and support and it was this that prompted her to create Menopause Support.
Menopause Support provides private support via telephone and video consultations and bespoke menopause training and support solutions for businesses and organisations and menopause training days for therapists and well-being professionals.
There are lots of free resources available on the website, plus details of our closed Facebook group, The Menopause Support Network led by Diane and supported by three wonderful volunteer moderators, and we have exciting plans for the future.
Diane is a member of the British Menopause Society and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Women’s Voices Involvement Panel. She is regularly invited to speak to the media and has appeared on This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, BBC Breakfast, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News. She can regularly be heard discussing menopause and mental health on the radio and has been invited to write for both the Telegraph and the Guardian and to contribute to articles and books on the subject of menopause and mental health.
Diane has recently been joined at Menopause Support by two wonderful women who will help her drive Menopause Support and the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign forward.
Andrea Swan, one of the fabulous moderators of our face book group is probably the first person you will come in to contact with when emailing us as she is in charge of all things admin. A passionate campaigner for better menopause care Andrea will be happy to help you with your enquiries.
Jane Lewis, another passionate menopause campaigner and author of the fabulous Me and My Menopausal Vagina will shortly be joining Diane to offer private 1-1 consultations specifically for anyone experiencing the urinary or vaginal symptoms of menopause. Jane is a patient expert in this area and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Jane will also be joining Diane in some of the public Understanding Menopause workshops, which for the foreseeable future will be offered online.