Women's Health Concern

Telephone advisory service

Want to talk to someone about menopausal health?

One of the core services of Women’s Health Concern, the patient arm of the British Menopause Society, is to support women through the provision of telephone advice.

This offers answers and suggestions to alleviate your concerns – help that is timely, sympathetic and practical. Often what you, the patient, need is helpful guidance to address a particular matter which may be causing you stress and worry.

The charity receives no government funding and depends on private donations and grants to carry out our wide ranging work.

Please note

Any telephone advice is intended to complement that of your family doctor. We will not have your full medical history to hand so any advice given will be general.

Please select from the dropdown below the required duration for a confidential telephone appointment with our Menopause Specialist Nurse Kathy. Once payment has been completed at The British Menopause Society's PayPal page you will be redirected to a page on the WHC website to complete a form, including your preferred days and times for the appointment. Kathy will then email you to confirm your appointment.

All administration for Women’s Health Concern, including finance, is undertaken by the British Menopause Society and as such, any receipt for payment will reflect this.

If more than 30 minutes is required, we recommend a face-to-face consultation and suggest a referral to a healthcare professional local to the caller.

Select required appointment length:

If you experience problems after making your PayPal payment and are not redirected to the WHC website to complete the form, please and we will send you a link.

Kathy Abernethy, Menopause Specialist Nurse

With over 20 years of experience helping women through the menopause, Kathy can help you understand what is normal, explain the changes which are occurring and advise you on steps you can take to make life easier at this sometimes difficult time. She has a wealth of clinical experience with HRT but also understands that some women either can’t use HRT or choose not to to. Kathy offers practical, personal advice by telephone. Her advice aims to complement but not replace that of your own doctor.


  • MSc in Reproductive Women’s Health
  • 20+ years working to support women at all stages of menopause, including young women and those with cancer.
  • Appeared in Woman’s Weekly, Now, Essentials, Saga and Yours magazines
  • Leading member of British Menopause Society since its inception in 1990

In her own words

“The menopause is a natural event, but for many women it represents a time of hormonal upheaval and uncomfortable symptoms. Many welcome the opportunity to discuss therapy options and ways of managing their menopause - with or without hormones. If you have any questions or concerns and need advice about the menopause – whatever it may be – I am at the end of the phone to discuss this with you. Maybe you just want to know ‘Is this normal?’.

“I write and speak regularly on the topic of menopause. I’m also author of a practical textbook for nurses on menopause and HRT, as well as numerous articles for women themselves.

“I have worked in the field of menopause as a Specialist Nurse for many years and know that women really appreciate the opportunity to just ask what is happening and how long it might last.

“I’m here to help you – and I look forward to your call.”

Kathy Abernethy, Menopause Specialist Nurse