Menopause is inevitable —
how you handle it isn’t
Why we exist
Here at balance, we are on a mission to make support with the menopause inclusive and accessible to all women, trans and non-binary people.
How we are changing the narrative
We provide unbiased and factual information, based on the latest evidence available, to inform people to make a choice that’s right for them.
What the results are
The balance website and app are unrivalled platforms that educate and empower people across the globe.
We are the world’s biggest menopause library, filled with medically-approved content.
A note from our founder
Dr Louise Newson
BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP GP and Menopause Specialist
Women, trans and non-binary people have been suffering with the menopause hormone deficiency for decades and it’s time to put this right. You do not need to put up with debilitating symptoms that affect your daily life, work, relationships and your future health. There is safe, low-cost, effective treatment available, and everybody should know about this and have access to it, should they wish.
I am passionate about providing evidenced-based and unbiased information to those experiencing the perimenopause and menopause, and so it is very important to me that all the content and education provided remains independent. Everything throughout the balance ecosystem is written by myself or my committed team; no pharmaceutical companies or similar have any input on our work.
Facilitating the world’s largest menopause library in this way takes a lot of dedication and hard work but it is a process we are all committed to in pursuit of giving individuals the knowledge and tools that allow them to navigate their menopause experience and objectively find what is best for their body.
Our top picks
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – The Basics Factsheet
The most effective way to treat symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause […]
The Difference Between the Menopause and Perimenopause [with sign language]
Dr Louise Newson describes the difference between the Menopause and the Peri-Menopause. […]
Living well through your perimenopause and menopause booklet
This booklet provides guidance on how to live well through the menopause, […]
Menopause and Relationships – a guide for partners – Booklet
The menopause happens to over 50% of the population and various symptoms […]
058Changing the Perception Around HRT – Davina Mccall & Dr Louise Newson
In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson chats to one of Britain’s best […]
Been through breast cancer booklet
If you’ve had breast cancer and are wondering whether you’ll be able […]
Antidepressants and menopause Factsheet
Changes to individual’s moods, emotions and state of mind during the perimenopause […]
Understand more about your menopause
The free balance app allows you to track your symptoms, access personalised expert content, download a Health Report©, share stories in the community and lots more.
We are continually learning and striving for better solutions and treatment options for perimenopausal and menopausal people and the best way for us to continue to do this is through a better understanding of the impact that it has on women.
Data from the balance app is integral to changing behaviours, advancing science, developing our understanding and making others appreciate the impact.
balance is proud to be partnering with Health Innovation Manchester, The University of Manchester, The University of Manchester Innovation Factory, Manchester City Council and Bionow on the The Research and Innovation Health Accelerator project. Central to this collaboration is accelerating the development and improvement of healthcare products and services within the menopause space.
Research and education are core to what we are working to achieve with the balance app and we want your experiences to make a difference to your future health and for that of the global population.