Resources available on Women’s Health in Midlife and Beyond

 Women’s Health in Midlife and Beyond Workshop
Resources to support the workshop event held Women’s Health in Midlife and Beyond Workshop

Psychological Aspects by Dr Ann Fitzgerald (AFitzgerald@HealthcareOnDemand.org.uk)
Websites – Information, Support and Research

NHS Choices
Menopause
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Clinical Depression
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Depression/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Common Mental Health Problems – Stress, Anxiety and Depression
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/understanding-panic.aspx
Exercise and Depression
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/exercise-for-depression.aspx
Getting help with Domestic Violence
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/abuse/Pages/domestic-violence-help.aspx

Mind
Mental Health Charity with lots of information and support
http://www.mind.org.uk/

Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Research Charity
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Mental Health UK and Mind Publications
Leaflet on ‘How to survive a Mid-life Crisis’
http://www.mentalhealthintheuk.co.uk/Howtosurvivemidlifecrisis.pdf

Anxiety UK
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/about-anxiety/young-people-and-anxiety#

Depression UK
http://www.depressionuk.org/index.shtml
Carers UK
http://www.carersuk.org/

National Institute of Clinical Excellence – Nice Guidelines (limited set of guidelines listed below – see full range of mental and physical health guidelines on home page)
Common Mental Health Disorders
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg123
Depression in Adults
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg90
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg113
Social Anxiety Disorder
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg159
Quality Standard for Anxiety Disorder
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs53
Disability, dementia and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to prevention
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-phg64
Disability, dementia and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to prevention – Public Health Draft Guideline
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-phg64/documents/disability-dementia-and-frailty-in-later-life-midlife-approaches-to-prevention-draft-guidance2
Disability, dementia and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to prevention – Related Research
http://www.clahrc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk/2014/08/louise-lafortune-midlife-approaches-to-prevent-or-delay-the-onset-of-disability-dementia-and-frailty-in-later-life-reviewing-the-evidence/

US Research: How Healthy Are We?: A National Study of Well-being at Midlife
Full book by chapter in PDF format summarizing research is available on internet
http://midus.wisc.edu/howhealthyarewe/

UK Research
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/topics/public-health/how-healthy-are-we
Social Media Specific Websites
Dr Christina Northrup – US MD who is seen as an inspirational speaker on Women’s’ health in midlife including menopause
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=christina+northrup+and+menopause

Academic Resources
Development in Midlife – Margie Lachman (2004)
http://aging.wisc.edu/midus/findings/pdfs/367.pdf
Bodily Maps of Emotions
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/2/646.full
Antonio Damasio, Neuroscientist – How our Brains Feel Emotion (see YouTube for other videos of his work on consciousness, creativity, the self etc)
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/2/646.full

Counselling & Psychological Therapy
Primary Care – through your GP
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
http://www.iapt.nhs.uk/
Useful self-help information and worksheets
http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/freedownloads2.htm

Computerised Based Software use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy self-help approach used by the NHS in Primary Care – Access may be available through your GP or local Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service
http://www.beatingtheblues.co.uk/
http://www.fearfighter.com/about-fearfighter/

Books
In Midlife: A Jungian Perspective Paperback – 13 Oct 2014 by Murray Stein
This and other self-help books on midlife available on Amazon and other websites

Other
Grant Thornton Lawyers: Survey of UK Stats on Divorce 2013
http://www.grant-thornton.co.uk/en/Thinking/UK-statistics-of-divorce-2013/
Mental Health Foundation: Midlife women and Mental Health
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-news/blog/12-02-29/
Published: August 2003 by the Mental Health Foundation
An update briefing on ‘Women at the Crossroads: A literature review of the mental health risks facing women in midlife’. The review highlights the key dimensions of the lives of mid-life women which do – or might be expected to – have an impact on their emotional and psychological well-being.
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/women-crossroads-update/