Menopause & Your Mental Health
How are you?
But, how are you really?
Did you know your mental health is something you need to pay attention to during the menopause transition?
Indeed, some of the signs and symptoms can include anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation and suicide ideation. Further, panic attacks, feelings of doom and loss of confidence can raise their gnarly heads. And then there’s catastrophising, ruminating, a racing mind and feeling like you’re going mad (we hear this one a lot!)
What’s more, if you’ve experienced depression pre-menopause you’re more likely to re-visit it during perimenopause (the lead-up to menopause). However, the good news is it should settle down in post-menopause.
A compelling study by the women’s health app, Health & Her published in The Independent found that one in 10 women experience suicidal thoughts. Moreover, nine out of 10 experience mental health problems.
And no one’s talking about it! Although we often hear about hot flushes and mood swings the deeper effects on the brain aren’t such common knowledge.
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So we were delighted to discover:
Anxietea, Gut Feelings & Good Vibes Tea
In Support Of Your Mental Health
Meet Mental Health Champion, Tamarin Howse
Tamarin founded Better Tea Co. to help people manage their mental health and wellbeing.
As Tamarin says,
“Tea is well known for its calming and medicinal properties and when combined with stress-reducing steps, such as deep breathing and focusing on your senses, tea is an excellent addition to your calming ritual.”
The range includes:
Anxietea: a hand-crafted blend including licorice root, cinnamon and peppermint to help bring mind and body back to a state of calm.
Gut Feelings: turmeric, ginger and lemongrass help support digestive health and the gut/brain axis.
Good Vibes: this tea includes hemp hearts and magnesium to help with pain and inflammation.
So, click below to hear Tamarin tell you about them (9 minutes):
Better Tea Co. & Your Mental Health
Better Tea Co. is dedicated to supporting mental health and everyone who is affected either directly or indirectly. For this reason, the company donates 5% of all profits directly to the Mental Health Foundation in New Zealand.
Furthermore, Tamarin says “we want to connect people with the support they need while encouraging talking openly about mental illness and what it’s really like for those who experience it.”
Flying The Flag For Your Mental Health
So it’s all pretty inspiring stuff and we felt there’s a wonderful synergy there. After all, mental health can be a concern during perimenopause.
To that end, we’ve partnered with Tamarin and Better Co. to bring you a special opportunity to win. Yes! One of three beautiful Better Tea Co. Self-Care Ritual Sets.
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Each ritual includes:
1 x Anxietea Tea (80g)
1 x Gut Feelings Tea (100g)
1 x Good Vibes Tea (80g)
1 x Large Soy Hand Poured Candle
2 x Teapop Infuser
1 x Take Away Tea Flask
All products have been made with love in New Zealand by Better Tea Co. and have been developed with a focus on supporting mental wellness. And YOU have the chance to win one of three sets, worth $167.94 each. (total prize value $500)