Make menopause matter with Diane Danzebrink

To celebrate World Menopause Day, Liz is joined by Diane Danzebrink, a psychotherapist and tireless menopause campaigner. Diane shares her experience of life-threatening depression and anxiety during the menopause, and what she’s doing to change menopause care as a result.

*Content warning:* This episode includes discussion of a near suicide attempt.

This is the first instalment in our five part podcast special in celebration of World Menopause Day.

You can stream the episode below, or download the recording via iTunes or Spotify:

Inside the episode:

  • Diane shares her menopause journey
  • Diane explains why she was initially reluctant to take HRT
  • Why HRT is recommended after a hysterectomy?
  • How can menopause affect mood?
  • Diane shares what menopausal low mood felt like
  • Diane describes the chain of events that led her to seek treatment
  • Diane shares the difference HRT has made to her mood.
  • How quickly can HRT improve menopausal low mood?
  • Diane outlines the objectives of her #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign
  • How much menopause training do GPs receive?
  • How does poor menopause care affect the public sector?
  • How much does inadequate menopause care cost the NHS?
  • Why is menopause education so important?

Resources mentioned in the show: