Speak to a health care professional
A GP, nurse or pharmacist can give you advice and help with your menopause or perimenopause symptoms.
There are also menopause specialists who have experience in supporting anyone going through perimenopause and menopause.
- Find your nearest NHS or private menopause specialist on the British Menopause Society website (this lists NHS and private specialists)
Talking therapies like counselling or CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help with symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. You can get NHS talking therapies without seeing a GP first.
Videos of other people's experiences
Healthtalk has videos of women talking about living with menopause and perimenopause and what helped them. It covers many topics, including:
- changes in periods
- memory and concentration
- sex drive
- vaginal dryness
- emotions and the menopause and perimenopause
- HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
Charities offering information and support include:
- Women's Health Concern
- Menopause Matters
- Daisy Network for premature menopause
- Menopause Café
- Queermenopause for people who identify as LGBT+
Page last reviewed: 17 May 2022
Next review due: 17 May 2025