June 15, 2016

Menopause Workshops for Business

Understanding Menopause – Workshops for Business
Designed for organisations, business owners, managers and employees

We offer educational workshops designed for organisations, business owners and managers to equip them with the knowledge to confidently support staff that may be experiencing menopause symptoms.
We offer a second workshop focusing on the wellbeing of female staff which concentrates on the symptoms of menopause and how to cope with them followed by a question and answer session.
Workshops can be tailored to suit your business or organisation and can be full day, half day, two hour or one hour lunch and learn sessions.
We also offer a telephone helpline service, further details available on request.

Why does menopause in the workplace matter?

There are around 4.3 million women aged 50 and over in employment in the U.K (ONS 2015).
1 in 5 felt their symptoms were affecting their work.
Studies have shown that menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on attendance and performance in the workplace.
The 2016 Wellbeing of Women survey revealed that 25% of women currently going through the menopause had considered leaving work because of their experiences.
Two thirds of women going through the menopause say they have no support in place at work.
By 2020 it is estimated that 1 in 3 British workers will be over 50.
Increased rates of employment among women aged 50 and above mean more working women than ever before will experience the menopause.

For further information or to book a workshop please send an email to hello@menopausesupport.co.uk

“Diane joined, along with another external party, an internal event designed to educate and equip all – not just female – colleagues on the topic of the menopause. The event was delivered over Zoom, with over 500 participants across multiple countries dialling in. Her remit was to provide practical advice on symptoms and how to get help, as well as advice on how to handle difficult conversations with GPs.

Our event was a resounding success, with all respondents saying that they would recommend the event to others. Diane’s input was regularly singled out for praise, with respondents saying that they felt ‘equipped’ and ‘inspired’ to discuss the menopause with others.

We are delighted with the impact this event has had and are grateful to Diane for helping to generate such positive momentum on such an important topic.”

Matt Oliver, Lead for Male Allies, NatWest Gender Network

“We arranged for Diane to come in for an hour to run one of her ‘lunch & learn’ sessions for a mixed audience, Diane’s presentation was excellent – the whole hour was pitched perfectly and Diane made a slightly awkward subject really easy to follow and engage with and she had the most questions asked by team members throughout the hour, and the longest queue for 1:1’s with her after. I have no hesitation in recommending other employers invite Diane to talk to their team and enjoy expanding their awareness of the menopause and how it affects everyone in the workplace. “

Shirley Lawton ACII, DipPFS HR Manager Paradigm Norton Financial Planning Ltd