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.

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?

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