Understanding Menopause at Work
With more than 4.3m women over 50 in employment in the UK, menopausal women are the fastest-growing demographic in work places across the UK. With 80% of women experiencing some symptoms of the menopause and one in four have severe symptoms, including anxiety and depression, organisations are being urged to introduce menopause policies – or at the very least, accommodate those that are suffering and educate their colleagues.
Of a survey of menopausal women, 94% said they felt their work had suffered as a result of their symptoms, and 53% said their colleagues had noticed a deterioration in their performance. Women make up an increasing proportion of the ageing workforce, so we encourage inviting all employees to attend this workshop and learn more about the menopause and it’s effects on those around them. This workshop will cover:
- Understanding what menopause is, including common symptoms and triggers.
- Discover a range of strategies for managing menopause symptoms like hot flushes, poor sleep, brain fog, fatigue and anxiety both at work and at home.
- Develop confident conversation frameworks to support female colleagues and enable discussions between co-workers, partners and GPs.
- Promote an environment normalising menopause at work whereby colleagues can comfortably engage in discussions when appropriate.
We can also deliver menopause workshops specifically for leaders, managers, webinars and 1:1 training.
How it works:
Capacity: 50 people
Length: 60 minutes (Longer sessions are available)
Requirements: A screen for some slides.
Your facilitator: A menopause coach and trainer with extensive corporate experience in management consultancy.
“You wouldn’t dream of having a workplace where people weren’t entitled to certain things because they were pregnant, and it’s exactly the same for women with the menopause. I firmly believe there should be legislation to make sure every workplace has a menopause policy, just like they have a maternity policy.” Carolyn Harris, Labour MP