Further information and resources

Welcome to the new Sylk Recommends page.

We work with lots of lovely companies, charities and organisations, many of which will be of great benefit to our customers. We know that vaginal dryness can be just one symptom or side effect of other conditions. Whether it's menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding, incontinence, cancer, or medication, we hope that some of the recommendations on this page will give you access to information, products or services that can help.

We'll occasionally feature special offers, so check back regularly for updates

Communities, Campaigns and Information

Megs Menopause is a website dedicated to compiling all the most up to date menopause information.

"For our founder Meg Mathews it all started in 2016. Meg turned fifty and began to experience the first symptoms of the menopause. She was shocked at the lack of support and understanding shown to women during this time in their lives and has now made it is her mission to break the stigma around the menopause."

 

A fantastic resource for women over 40

"The Latte Lounge is a warm and casual place to find support and a sense of community, where women can chat, ask questions, share tips, advice, experience and news."

"Hot Flush, formed in 2016, by Jo & Ann, both menopausal, frustrated and over-whelmed by the range of information available online as we navigated the menopausal minefield. We would like you to join our journey in the hope that by sharing our discoveries & experiences in a more optimistic, up beat approach, you will find the support you need during this complex time in your life."

Pelvic Roar, a brilliant organisation dedicated to campaigning for better pelvic health care.

"#pelvicroar is a physiotherapy led collaboration in pelvic health campaigning. Established by Emma Brockwell, Elaine Miller and Myra Robson"

 

"Menopausematters.co.uk is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available."

 

Find a menopause cafe near you.

"A Menopause Cafe is a group directed discussion of menopause with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a support or counselling session. We usually split into small groups and you are welcome to just listen, although we hope you will join in on discussions."

 

Let's Talk Menopause is based in Scotland, but works UK wide and offers workshops for women to provide them with accurate, evidence based information and support regarding the menopause.

 

 

My Menopause Doctor is a site put together by Dr Louise Newson, GP and Menopause specialist. Louise runs a private clinic in Stratford Upon Avon.

"Having menopausal symptoms can really affect your life in a detrimental way. Not enough women talk about their menopause and there is still much uncertainty about what the menopause means and how it can be managed."

 

Henpicked - the wisdom of women.

Tip- their book club is fab!

"Here, you’ll find inspirational life stories, tips and advice for happiness, health and wealth, plus competitions and offers and recommended products and services."

 

Products and Books

Menopause; the one-stop  guide by Kathy Abernethy. Everything you need to know about the menopause. Available direct from Kathy's website for £9 incl. p&p (RRP £9.99)

"Kathy has over 25 years experience in advising women through menopause. She is currently Chairman of the British Menopause Society, the leading organisation for health professionals working in the field of menopausal health."

 

 

Me & My Menopausal Vagina by Jane Lewis. A must read for women experiencing vaginal atrophy and dryness. Available from Amazon starting at £9.99.

"One woman's journey of menopause and vaginal atrophy. Written in collaboration with her daughter in a tongue-in-cheek way to help break taboos of vaginal atrophy. This book is informative, serious, tear jerking and guaranteed to make you laugh."

"Here, you’ll find inspirational life stories, tips and advice for happiness, health and wealth, plus competitions and offers and recommended products and services."

 

Promensil  are a range of supplements made with Red Clover isoflavones. With over 15 years scientific research, Promensil provides natural, hormone-free relief from hot flushes and sweats associated with menopause. Promensil also manufacture a cooling spray, designed for instant cooling when you're out and about.

 

Cucumber Clothing  *FEATURED OFFER* Cucumber are a cooling night and leisure wear clothing company started by Eileen and Nancy, and we love their ranges! They're stylish, comfortable, and most importantly, keep you cool through those hot flushes and night sweats. And Sylk customers can get 10% off with a special one time use voucher. Simply enter SYLK10 at the checkout.

"We both knew so many women who were struggling because of their interrupted nights, poor sleep and uncomfortable sweaty days. So, we threw ourselves into creating a fabulous luxurious nightwear/leisurewear collection that made women feel great."

 

 Become  Stylish cooling underwear range for women struggling with hot flushes and night sweats.

Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium is an award winning sex shop in central London, with a real focus on helping women overcome sexual issues. They provide a wide range of sex toys, classes, advice, and a fantastic silicone dilator range for women experiencing pelvic issues.

Charities, Professional Bodies and Health Information

The Eve Appeal - gynaecology cancer research fund

 "The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal. The world-leading research that we fund is ambitious and challenging but our vision is simple: A future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers."

British Menopause Society BMS

The BMS, Resources for health professionals working in menopause.

"The British Menopause Society (BMS) provides education, information and guidance to healthcare professionals specialising in all aspects of post reproductive health."

Women's Health Concern

"Women’s Health Concern (WHC) is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society (BMS). We provide an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their gynaecological and sexual health, wellbeing and lifestyle. We offer unbiased information – by phone, email, printed factsheets, online and through symposia, seminars, meetings and our workshop Living and loving well beyond 40…!" 

"The British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) was founded to promote research and exchange of knowledge of impotence and other aspects of sexual function and dysfunction."

The Daisy Network

"The Daisy Network is dedicated to providing information and support to women diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, also known as Premature Menopause."

COSRT Collect of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Information and advice about psychosexual therapy, and how to find a therapist.

"COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues."

NHS logo

The NHS complete guide to symptoms, conditions, and how to find health services near you.

NICE GuidelinesEvidence based guidelines for patient care.

British Menopause Society BMS

The British Menopause Society's new register helps you find a menopause specialist in your area. Just enter your postcode into the search function.

 

Run by Kathy Abernethy, the Menopause Course offers specialist menopause education and training for healthcare professionals.

 

"talkhealth and its community provides patients and their carers FREE information and support on a wide range of chronic health conditions. talkhealth provides trusted evidence based educational material, to actively encourage and enable better self-care management on a daily basis and to adopt a more healthy lifestyle."

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