Dedicated menopause support, whenever you need it
Menopause is a normal and natural life stage for women, but it can be a tough one. In the UK, 85% of women experience menopause symptoms, and 59% of women have taken time off work because of their menopause symptoms (Peppy, 2022).
Our private health insurance includes access to a range of menopause support services. These include:
- An online information hub with links to articles and resources
- Personalised, app-based care
- Onward referral for certain treatments, if required.
Already a Vitality member?
If you’re ready to speak to a menopause practitioner, download the Peppy app. Then enter your Vitality membership number to get started.
How to access personalised menopause support with Vitality
Step 1: Join Vitality
Buy private health insurance with us.
Step 2: Go to Member Zone
Register for Member Zone to access the online information hub. Here you'll find resources on menopause symptoms and treatment.
Step 3: Download Peppy
If you need personalised menopause support, download the Peppy app. Here you can access one-to-one consultations, information on symptom management, and more.
Talk to a menopause practitioner on your smartphone
✓ Unlimited one-to-one messaging with a menopause practitioner
✓ One-to-one video consultations with a menopause practitioner
✓ Support with symptom management, physical and mental wellbeing
✓ Peer support with practitioner-moderated group chat
✓ Trustworthy, vetted links and resources
✓ Weekly live broadcasts on a range of topics.
What happens during menopause?
Menopause usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can start earlier. It's diagnosed when a woman hasn't had a period for 12 months.
How long does menopause last?
This is the transitional stage into menopause when a woman's body starts making less oestrogen. Periods become irregular, but they haven't stopped yet. Symptoms usually start a few months or years before menopause.
Doctors will diagnose menopause when a woman hasn't had a period for 12 months.
3. Post menopause
This is the stage after a woman hasn't had a period for 12 months or longer. It's common to continue having menopause symptoms, even after your periods have stopped.
What are the signs and symptoms of menopause?
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Irregular bleeding
- Anxiety, depression
- Brain fog
- Sore breasts.
More Vitality care options
Included in private health insurance plans.
Vitality GP - Online doctor
Book a video appointment with a private GP. Access a 24/7 Health Advice Line.