The NSW Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of perimenopause and menopause in culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as women who live with intellectual disability, with the launch of increased accessibility toolkits.

The campaign is designed to foster greater understanding and facilitate conversations about an important transition in women’s lives.

The free online Perimenopause and menopause toolkit includes a menopause symptoms checklist and podcast series about common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause that women can experience, which can include hot flushes, night sweats, body aches and mood changes.

To support diverse communities, the menopause symptoms checklist has been translated into 8 languages.

A simple and easy-to-understand version is also now available to women who live with intellectual disability.