I treat women with POI in specialist menopause clinics in the NHS, many of whom have been provided with little information or treatment options following their diagnosis and are undergoing great emotional distress. I am passionate about making a difference for women and raising understanding of this condition.
I have worked for several years as part of a menopause clinic team that has a specialist interest in POI in the NHS. I was saddened by the many stories from women who had been poorly understood by health professionals and hope to raise awareness of POI within the primary care community.
Having come across many heart-breaking stories of undetected cases of POI and how Daisy provided invaluable advice and support to these young women, I am delighted to take on the role of Secretary and bring my 20 years of Marketing and Programme Management experience to an amazing team that is making such a difference in women's lives.
I have worked in the finance industry for many years as an accountant. After being diagnosed with POI, I found that resources/services for support were scarce. The Daisy Network was the only charity that provided information and advice to women going through the same emotional hardship. After seeing the incredible work they were doing to raise awareness of POI, I was keen to volunteer my financial skills to such an important and worthy cause.
I’m happy to volunteer my IT skills and experience to The Daisy Network because there is still a huge taboo around POI yet more than 1% of women go through it.
I am a teacher in North Tyneside with experience in social media marketing, content writing and PR. I found The Daisy Network to be the only useful resource for POI and a place to connect with other women in the same position, this made me want to offer my help to raise awareness of this amazing service.
Specialist psychotherapist / counsellor
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor in women's health in the NHS and am a long standing patron of The Daisy Network and am also a trustee of NAPS (National Association for Premenstrual Symptoms).