Any factor which is thought to have possibly contributed to the disappearance of Nicola Bulley is bound to attract attention and add concern to an already distressing situation.

Low mood, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance are recognised as menopausal symptoms, and it is known that alcohol can worsen some menopausal symptoms. It would be inappropriate to comment on any medical details provided, or on the decision to share any personal health information. It is hoped that with increased awareness of the wide range and impact of menopausal symptoms, women who are affected will seek help.

Statement from The British Menopause Society