Menopause doesn’t just cause physical symptoms, it can impact mental health too. It is often the emotional symptoms that bother women the most. The Menopause Charity is raising funds so that we can provide greater awareness of the psychological symptoms and create support tools to help manage those.
Every woman will experience menopause and each individual experience will be different. Menopause can have a devastating impact on a woman's personal and professional life, one of the main contributing factors to this is a lack of knowledge. Changes to women's moods, emotions and state of mind during perimenopause and menopause are extremely common. Research suggests that more than half of all perimenopausal women report an increase in depressive symptoms.
Our experience shows that when women have access to evidence-based menopause information, it helps them seek out relevant and appropriate care and treatment. We want to increase awareness of the psychological symptoms of perimenopause to women in their 40s who may not recognise their low mood and anxiety may be due to perimenopause. We also want to educate loved ones, colleagues and employers to understand the impact of these psychological and provide them with the tools to help support them.