Helping to raise awareness of Menopause in the workplace and supporting women to live well with Menopause in Northamptonshire
We have personal experience of the Menopause and its challenges within the workplace.
Menopause in the workplace
Our mission is to provide informative workshops for Leadership teams on Managing Menopause in the Workplace, and to provide self help courses for individual women.
As trainers, we both have experience of this time of life.
Workshop - supporting menopausal women to remain in the workplace
We recognise that although many organisations have now ticked the ‘Menopause at work’ box there is still more that can be done.
Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, with one in every three women experiencing the menopause.
The benefits to organisations who are truly menopause friendly are:
- Reduced sickness and presenteeism
- Increased retention, attraction and loyalty
- Increased engagement
- Reduced employee related HR issues
Our two hour awareness workshop explores simple adjustments for supporting menopausal women to remain in the workplace .
Our workshop includes: Facts about Menopause; symptoms of Menopause; the effects of Menopause on working life; the effects of working life on symptoms; the benefits of support; simple, inexpensive adjustments that can be made in the workplace – both in terms of practical adjustments and HR ,and next steps.
Our workshop is very flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of an organisation
Talk shop - living well with menopause
The ‘Talk Shop’ is called ‘Living Well with Menopause’ and is aimed at individual women in the Peri-menopausal/menopausal stages of life
The benefits for women attending will be:
- An opportunity for women to talk openly about Menopause in a safe, relaxed environment
- A chance to focus on the main symptoms of Menopause
- Gaining support and sharing ideas
- Not feeling alone and ‘The only one’
- Building a network
- Moving forward
Fortunately, Menopause is not as ‘taboo’ as it once was, but opportunities for women to come together in this way are still few.
Menopause is a natural part of life, not an illness, but it can cause many issues. 3 out of every 4 women will experience symptoms, and for 1 out of those 3 the symptoms will be severe and debilitating.
The average age for Menopause is 51, although it can be much earlier or much later. At this time of life, women are often in a caring role for children/grandchildren/elderly parents; they are working; they are running a home …………….and then the Menopause is layered on top. It is little wonder that some women find this ‘final straw’ stuff, and begin to think they are either going mad or starting dementia! An opportunity to simply talk with and share with other women, can make such a huge difference.
The ‘Talk Shop’ is designed to run for 6 two hour sessions and focuses on facts about menopause, hot flushes, sleep, anxiety and depression, living well with Menopause and moving on. Although designed in this way, the ‘Talk Shop’ is very flexible and can be adapted to fit in with whatever is required by an organisation wanting to invest some support in its female employees at this stage of life.