A Christmas Message from Dr Louise Newson

Published: 20th December 2019

Dr Louise Newson has issued the following Christmas message.

"This year has flown by and I have experienced many different emotions with the work that I have been doing – including exhilaration, elation, joy, happiness, frustration, disappointment and exhaustion.
My aim of improving menopause education for all women globally is no mean feat, but many of you who know me will realise that I do not give up easily. I continue to be saddened with all the stories that I constantly hear from women about how they are suffering needlessly, and unable to receive the right help and support for their menopausal symptoms and also their future health.
But I really feel all the hard work is starting to make a difference, and next year is set to be a really positive and exciting one!
We are currently busy creating the 'balance' app – www.balance-app.com – which we hope to launch in the Spring. The app will provide evidence based and non-biased information about the perimenopause and menopause, free of charge, to women across the world, helping them to track their symptoms and join a community of other women and experts.
We are also developing a Menopause Education Programme, aimed mainly at doctors and nurses, which we hope to launch very soon.  
Through our not-for-profit company, Newson Health Research and Education, we are working with different universities, researchers and also charities, undertaking numerous projects involving women with different mental health issues, women from diverse socio-economic groups and various ethnic minorities as well as women living with HIV.
And we're also working to get my book, the Haynes Menopause Manual, published in even more countries including Japan, China, Russia, Lithuania and Turkey.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of all our work in helping to raise awareness and improve education about the menopause, and most importantly, empowering women to make well-informed choices on how to have the best possible experience as they navigate this period of change.

Wishing everyone a very happy and restful Christmas."
The Menopause & Wellbeing Centre will be closed from 1pm Tues 24th December until 9am Mon 30th December and on New Year's Day.

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.