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.
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:
- Sign the #MakeMenopauseMatter petition
- Connect with Diane on Instagram and Twitter
- To learn more about Diane’s work, head over to her website
- For more menopause guidance, grab a copy of our comprehensive beginner’s e-book, The Truth about Menopause
- To learn more about HRT, be sure to download Liz’s bestselling e-book, The Truth about HRT