World Menopause Day 2022

World Menopause Day is on Wednesday 18th October 2022. 

The menopause can impact a woman’s health both physically and psychologically, primarily due to the depletion of the hormone oestrogen in the body. Studies have shown that women are up to 4 times more likely to suffer from depression when they go through the menopause. In addition to hot flushes, the sweats and tiredness, heavy bleeding and vaginal dryness, some women also experience emotional and psychological symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, poor concentration and low self-esteem.

There are some great resources online which offer support and guidance on going through the menopause, but don’t be afraid to talk to your GP if you are experiencing mental health symptoms as a result of these hormone changes as treatments and support is available.

Menopause | Mental Health Foundation