A blog written by 47 year old Gaynor Tucker from Redcar, is helping to support women through perimenopause and menopause. Gaynor has set up a national Facebook support group to help other women going through the same experience as herself.
The group is about sharing experiences and offering peer support to ensure no woman feels they are going through this alone. There are also future plans to encourage more professionals to become involved. Gaynor hopes that the blog and the group will help raise awareness about the difficulties women face when seeking support during the menopause and help to make improvements in this area.
In July, the group held their first virtual live session where a nutritionist answered questions from the group about eating healthier and how to reduce the weight gain that is experienced by many women during this time. More of these sessions are planned over the next few months.