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Empowering Menopausal Women through Mental Health Support

Are you experiencing the challenges of menopause? Do you find yourself struggling with mental health issues during this significant phase of your life? We understand the emotional and psychological impact menopause can have, and we are here to provide support and empowerment through our comprehensive mental health services. Join us on a transformative journey as we help you navigate the menopausal transition and prioritize your mental well-being.

We provide free and accessible mental health support for anyone experiencing mental health challenges during the menopausal transition. We understand that this phase of life can bring about various emotional and psychological symptoms, and our specialised services are designed to help you navigate this journey with compassion, understanding, and evidence-based interventions. We will guide you through our free online referral process, ensuring that you can access the support you need conveniently and efficiently.


Menopause can trigger or exacerbate anxiety symptoms. Women may experience feelings of restlessness, excessive worry, panic attacks, or a general sense of unease. Anxiety can be related to the physical changes and uncertainties that come with this life stage.

Sleep disturbances

Many women going through menopause struggle with sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns. These sleep problems can contribute to fatigue, mood changes, and overall mental well-being.

Cognitive changes

Some women report experiencing memory lapses, difficulty concentrating, and “brain fog” during menopause. While research is ongoing, hormonal fluctuations are believed to play a role in these cognitive changes.

Decreased self-esteem

The physical changes associated with menopause, such as weight gain or changes in body shape, can impact a woman’s self-image and self-esteem. This, in turn, may contribute to feelings of sadness or loss of confidence.

Understanding Menopause and Mental Health

The menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life, but it can bring about a range of physical, emotional, and psychological changes. Many women experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability, sleep disturbances, and difficulties coping with stress during this time. At NHS Talking Therapies, we recognise the impact these symptoms can have on your overall well-being and are here to help you address and manage them effectively.

How NHS Talking Therapies Can Help: NHS Talking Therapies offers a range of evidence-based interventions and support services to help women experiencing mental health issues related to the menopause. Our team of skilled and compassionate therapists specialises in providing support tailored to your unique needs. Here’s how our service can benefit you:

Free, Confidential Support: Our services are free at the point of use, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to accessing mental health support. We prioritise your privacy and maintain strict confidentiality to create a safe and trusting environment.

Specialised Menopause Pathway: We have developed a dedicated menopause pathway within our services to address the specific emotional and psychological challenges associated with the menopausal transition. Our therapists have received specialised training to provide effective support for your mental well-being.

Evidence-Based Interventions: Our therapists employ evidence-based therapeutic approaches proven to be effective in managing mental health issues related to menopause. These may include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, psychoeducation, and self-help resources.

Menopause podcast

In this latest fascinating podcast, Dr Saadia Meyer from the Meyer Menopause clinic –  discusses Menopause with a look at the science, the impact on general wellbeing and how best to deal with the life change that many women experience.

How can I get help?

If you are struggling to cope then you can refer yourself to NHS Talking Therapies by clicking the button. This service is free and you don’t need to see a GP to start a referral.

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