May 2023

Research suggests that more than half of all perimenopausal women report an increase in depressive symptoms. Help us raise vital funds so that more women have access to the information and support they need to manage their symptoms.

We are delighted to be part of the Big Give matched funding scheme; helping raise vital awareness and funds so that more people are aware of the impact menopause can have on mental health.  Between 15 and 22 May every £1 donated through the Big Give online giving platform will be matched (up to £5,000) – one gift = twice the impact.

Menopause and mental health

Feeling down, low self-esteem, lack of motivation or interest in things, anxiety and panic attacks, irritability, and mood swings can be very common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

Many women find the psychological symptoms of perimenopause begin in their early or mid 40’s.  Often the symptoms that impact mental health can happen before any changes in your menstrual cycle, and before any sweats/flushes, so we can dismiss or ignore the symptoms.

Your generous donations during this week will help:

  • Raise awareness of the psychological symptoms experienced during perimenopause and menopause through a digital campaign.
  • Provide new trusted information and support materials to help women and individuals experiencing menopause symptoms, understand and manage their mental health.
  • Provide new resources for Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing officers so they can better support people experiencing changes to their mental health due to menopause in the workplace.
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