The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. Studies have shown menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on attendance and performance in the workplace.
Menopause Focus Groups
It’s time we all got comfortable talking about the menopause. 75% of LTHT staff are women and over half of the women here are at risk of transitioning or already living with the menopause. We recognise the difficulties that this can bring for an individual and want to work to improve supportive measures. We will be holding two focus groups throughout the summer to engage with staff on how we can do this. The invite is open to all staff including our trans community, men and line managers looking for support.
For more information please contact the Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, Claire McGarry firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding Menopause Series on the Unmind App
In this Series, Professor Myra Hunter explains some of the key features of menopause and explore some of the factors that influence it. You'll learn about the different ways to manage menopausal symptoms and consider how to talk about it with confidence. Whatever your gender, it will arm you with relevant knowledge and help you play a role in combatting any negative stereotypes.
To view the series sign up to Unmind, then search on Series / Health / Understanding Menopause.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) ‘Let's talk menopause’ resources provides managers with tools on how to effectively support women going through the menopause at work.
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