Menopause- what EVERY psychiatrist needs to know

Date: Tuesday 18 June
Time: 11.00am - 12.15pm
Stream: Clinical practice


The session will be an opportunity to showcase the new Menopause Working Group at the College and discuss the importance of educating mental health care professionals about the menopause, as mandated by the HSIB report earlier this year.

Finally, we will hear from more experts by experience who discuss the interplay between their personal experiences of menopause and mental health care, in particular considering the intersection of neurodiversity, mental health and perimenopause.  

Delegates will leave the session inspired to work with the college to improve the mental well-being of people affected by the perimenopause.  Delegates will understand both individual and societal challenges which arise with regards to mental health care in the perimenopause and have a solid grounding in the presentation, physiology and management of the perimenopause, which they may apply to their own practice. 

This session aims to:

  • Understand the physical and psychological changes associated with the menopause
  • Increase awareness of the interplay between psychiatric presentations and the menopause
  • Understand how psychiatrists may become "hormonally aware" to better support their patients and carers, themselves, their colleagues, and their friends and family. 


Chair: Dr Catherine Durkin, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK

Dr Philippa Greenfield, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Dr Sophie BehrmanOxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK

Please email or call 020 8618 4120 with any enquiries.