Guests gather to celebrate the launch of Dr Newson's first book about the menopause

Published: 17th September 2019

The evening of Friday 13th September was an exciting time for Dr Louise Newson and her team at Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, when a special event was held to celebrate the publication of Dr Newson's first book, a Haynes Manual on Menopause - a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethary of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause.

More than 50 invited guests attended the event, including passionate menopause campaigners, Diane Danzebrink, founder of the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign and Jane Lewis, author of My Menopausal Vagina, as well as members of the Newson Health team, Dr Newson's family and Louise McIntyre, Publishing Manager at Haynes.

Guests were treated to a beautiful, and very healthy, buffet provided by The Larder in Leamington Spa with a Divine Chocolate Cake by Emma Ellice-Flint, a recipe from her book, The Happy Hormone Cookbook.

Dr Rebecca Lewis spoke to the guests about Dr Newson's amazing achievements over the past 12 months, for her passionate drive for campaigning about better care for menopausal women and for developing the now well-established, and highly respected, Menopause and Wellbeing Centre. Louise McIntyre also spoke about how the idea for the menopause manual was developed over two years ago, and the hard-working journey to publication.

An emotional speech was given by Dr Newson herself, in which she thanked everyone for their unceasing help, acknowledging key members of her team and in particular recognising the support and encouragement she has, and continues to receive, from her family and close friends. Dr Newson explained how delighted she is that her book is the first Haynes manual to ever be in the top 100 on Amazon and will soon be sold in America and Australia and be translated into Russian and Turkish.

For more information about Dr Newson’s new Menopause Manual from Haynes, please watch: 

The Menopause manual is available from Amazon or direct from Haynes, priced at £12.99.

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 and Warwickshire.

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

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

‘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

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

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