Menopause: The Final Frontier

EPISODE 7: Menopause: the Final Frontier with Mandy Preece

The number of menopausal women is expected to reach 1.1 billion by 2025. Whilst virtually every woman will go through menopause, it remains a hushed subject, a taboo, that in many countries sees women suffering in silence. Out of the 48 symptoms named in the Invisibility Report 51% of women can only name three.

Woman often start to feel the symptoms in their 40s, when at the peak of their careers. In the UK, one in four women will experience severe debilitating symptoms from menopause. In the USA, 73% of women don’t treat their symptoms.

This week, I speak with Mandy Preece who shares her experiences of living with menopause for the past 7 years. It’s an insightful conversation as Mandy talks about the ups and downs….yes there are some ups! 🙂 Mandy is proof that you can live the s**t and start to come out the other side still smiling.

You’re growing a whole new you.
Find her on the other side.

– Mandy Preece

In This Episode

  • How to manage your closest relationships
  • Adopting a mind set of self-nurture
  • Embracing sisterhood in menopause
  • How to listen to your body compass to get help
  • The gifts of menopause

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Mentioned in the podcast

Fleabag – BBC Series by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (whole series)

Fleabag Menopause scene – BBC III

Episode information

Music by Grant McLachlan

Resources

UK

Gen M – The Menopause Partner for Brands. Home of the Invisibility Report

Menopause Support UK – Support and information

NHS Menopause – Information

The Menopausal Expats – Facebook community for support and information

International Menopause Society – Promoting education and research

Samaritans – FREE Help – Tel: 116 123, E: jo@samaritans.org

NHS Depression Support Groups

NHS Mental Health Services

The British Psychology Society – Find a Psychologist

Australia

International Menopause Society – Promoting education and research

The Australasian Menopause Society – for medical professionals + the public

HealthTalk Australia – Resources and information

The Menopausal Expats – Facebook community for support and information

Mensline – help, support, referrals and counselling for men

Beyond Blue – Mental health support

The Black Dog Institute – Medical health resources, services and research

SANE Australia – Counselling support, Tel: 1800 187 263 (10am – 10pm)

USA

International Menopause Society – Promoting education and research

Office on Women’s Health – Government website (info, support, treatments)

The Menopausal Expats – Facebook community for support and information

American Psychologist Association – Psychologist Finder

OR contact medical services in your country.