Changes in your hormones during menopause can affect your mental health, as well as your physical health. 

Everyone is different, but you may find yourself experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress or even depression.

In addition, many women experiencing menopause or perimenopause will experience sleep problems which can make symptoms such as irritability, ability to concentrate, or anxiety, worse.

It’s important to realise that the mental symptoms of menopause are as real as the physical ones and you should not wait to seek help if you are struggling. Speak to your GP and they can provide you with the right support and help. 

In addition, our self-help pages have tips for getting a good night's sleep, as well as a variety of self-help advice.