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11 ways to combat depression in menopause and mood swings

Our 40s and 50s mark many life transitions and events, such as achieving financial success, owning a home, and having a stable career. 

Along with these milestones also come challenges, like hormonal changes, ageing and menopause.

Menopause is a complex transition for many of us because it's associated with psychological symptoms, like an increased risk of depression and mood swings. 

If you’ve been experiencing any of these, here are 11 ways to help overcome depressive periods during menopause.

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How to boost your self confidence in midlife

How do you maintain a positive mindset in midlife and avoid the comparison trap and feel great about yourself? And what does self-care really mean for us busy women?

Katie speaks to life coach and Olympian Michelle Griffiths Robinson all about self belief and confidence

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How to reduce anxiety during perimenopause, menopause and midlife

The perimenopause and menopause can have a significant impact on our mental health. Anxiety, or a sense of impending doom, is one of the most commonly reported symptoms by women in our community. But why does this happen and what can we do to help ourselves?

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Improving sleep and overcoming insomnia during perimenopause, menopause and midlife

Sleep issues can be absolutely debilitating during midlife and menopause. Many of our FB group members complain about disrupted sleep and insomnia and the knock on effect on their ability to work, to function at home and on their relationships can be pretty devastating.

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Ways to boost your mental health during menopause

The risk of depressive symptoms and possibly clinical depression can increase in peri-menopause and menopause. Tragically, there is also an increase in the rate of suicide in midlife women, which correlates with the age of peri/menopause.  It’s vital that you don’t suffer in silence with your feelings.  By getting the right help for your perimenopause […]

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Do our children need to ‘catch up’ on all the learning that’s been lost?

Millions of children around the world have faced disruption to their education over the last year. But, we should be wary of using the term 'lost learning'

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Top nutrients to help ease brain fog, anxiety and low mood

Brain fog, anxiety and low mood are among the common symptoms surrounding menopause which can affect you doing your day-to-day activities. Jenny Carson, senior nutritionist at Viridian Nutrition discusses how modifying your diet and lifestyle can help your bodies adjust to hormonal changes.

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Is gene testing the future of mental health treatment?

Could gene testing help find the most effective, personalised, treatment for mental health illness? We spoke to Dr Dahlia Hopmeier about this new and exciting area of medical research.

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