Menopause Day: A tale of two Tinas

Menopause Day: A tale of two Tinas

World Menopause Day: A tale of two Tinas

On World Menopause Day this year we wanted to highlight the differences in treatment from healthcare services in Northumberland that two women have experienced as they go through the menopause.

‘A tale of two Tinas’ is two women’s experience of healthcare treatment for perimenopause and menopause, told from their own point of view.

Given that almost half of the population of Northumberland are going to go through the menopause at some stage in their lives, we would hope that Tina R’s story, outlined below, would be the most common experience.

A Tale of Two Tinas: World Menopause Day 2021

Read more about the symptoms and treatment of menopause at the NHS website.

Miss Menopause is a Facebook group for working women in the north east.


Why don’t you tell us your story of the healthcare services you have used during the menopause, and help us build a picture of what’s happening across the county.

Menopause support

Menopause support

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.

Read Gaynor’s Blog

Join the Facebook group