18 October 2022
Women in Jersey are being encouraged to discuss the menopause and to ask their GP for advice
and support as part of World Menopause Day.
World Menopause Day is held on 18 October every year and aims to raise awareness of
menopause as well as the support available to improve health and wellbeing for women in mid-life
and beyond. The theme for this year’s day is Cognition and Mood.
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Health and Community Services, Dr Fiona Nelson, said:
“It’s common for women who are going through the menopause to experience mood swings from
feelings of depression, anxiety or irritability. They may also suffer from short-term memory loss or
have difficulty thinking straight which many women describe as ‘brain fog’.
“Fluctuating hormone levels can cause these changes to mood and cognition. The menopause is a
natural biological process but it comes with a variety of physical and emotional symptoms which
can have a negative impact on your mental health.
“If you are concerned about how you are feeling please don’t hesitate to seek help. In the first
instance speak to your GP who can if necessary direct you to specialist help in the Gynaecology