I found 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 get involved to raise awareness of this amazing service and take the charity forwards into its next chapter. I am a teacher in North Tyneside and trainee psychotherapist.
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. 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 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.
Specialist psychotherapist / counsellor
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor in women's health in the NHS and am a long standing patron of Daisy Network and am also a trustee of NAPS (National Association for Premenstrual Symptoms).