Menopause in the Workplace
Suffolk Chamber are supporting Wellbeing of Women's campaign by signing their Menopause Workplace Pledge as well as providing resources for businesses to provide better support for their workforce.
Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but around 900,000 have quit their jobs because of the menopause. Join the campaign to make a change in your workplace and support your staff.
Resources & best practice for improving menopause support in the workplace
Menopause awareness for leaders Ted Learning: whatever your training need, wherever you are and however you want it delivered, ted learning has a dramatically different engaging and fun solution for you! Engaging with and supporting individuals through the peri-menopause and menopause transition is key to maintaining organisational morale, productivity and retention.
Peppy - From big health journeys to everyday lifestyle, some areas of healthcare are underserved – like going through the menopause. That’s why we created Peppy, the first-of-its-kind app that gives your people personalised support.
HenPicked - Our CPD accredited menopause training makes it easy for you. Tried, tested and trusted: ready-made, tailored or bespoke. We offer menopause at work training, videos, eLearning and so much more.
Petaurum HR Menopause in the Workplace: Why more needs to be said
Waddington Brown: Menopause Awareness - half day training workshops
EpiCentre Menopause workshops: Taking place every other Tuesday and covering topics including: The science of menopause, symptom management and coping mechanisms, avoiding body changes through nutritional adaptations, adapting exercise to maintain muscle and bone health and sharing menopause know-how with the mail workforce
Implementing a menopause policy at work
Suffolk Chamber members, Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries, have kindly shared their Menopause Policy and Menopause Managers Guide which you can use and adapt for your own workplace.
Suffolk Libraries Menopause & Me pledge
Suffolk Libraries is appealing to any Suffolk businesses interested in becoming early adopters of the new Menopause & Me pledge.
The Menopause & Me programme is being run by Suffolk Libraries thanks to funding from the Department of Health and Social Care. It aims to help people who are experiencing the menopause and perimenopause, with a focus on empowering local employers to provide as much support as possible for their staff.
The programme will officially launch in late March and will involve encouraging as many employers as possible to sign up to the Menopause & Me pledge. The pledge is intended to not only serve as an act of commitment to supporting colleagues experiencing the menopause, but also provides an opportunity for companies to access the support and resources to help. Suffolk Libraries is specifically looking to engage with SME employers.
When organisations sign the pledge, they commit to:
- Sending a senior leader on FREE (peri)menopause online training with Suffolk Mind
- Implementing a workplace (peri)menopause policy
- Creating a (peri)menopause-friendly workplace and facilitating open and honest conversations on the subject.
Please get in touch with Bethany Fisher if you’re interested in becoming an early adopter Bethany.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/menopause
Helpful videos from NHS 24