Understanding and managing menopause at work
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There are 4.4 million women at work in the UK aged between 50 –64 and approximately 80% are working. According to the ONS menopausal women are the fastest-growing workforce demographic. 59% of women between the ages of 45-55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work.
Menopause symptoms can go well beyond the occasional hot flush, contributing to a whole host of cognitive and physical symptoms which can significantly impact workplace wellbeing and productivity.
This course will help you understand the impact that menopause can have on an individual’s ability to function at work, from anxiety, to impaired cognitive function (brain fog) to emotional dysregulation. The list of symptoms associated with the menopause mean that it can sometimes be mistaken for an array of mental health or neurological disorders. Having an open dialogue, building awareness, putting in place adjustments and the right support can help those going through this phase of their life feel seen and supported, allowing them to continue in their work and role in society. It is an important conversation and one which employers need to be having to retain this valuable workforce.
- Facts and figures about the menopause and its impact
- Hormones and cognitive function including the impact on established neurodivergent disabilities
- The evidence and latest research to support the need to address menopause at work
- Examples of menopause workplace policies and procedures
- Symptom awareness and how to facilitate open dialogue so bespoke adjustments can be put in place
- Case studies for discussion and consideration of reasonable adjustments
- Understand why it’s important to talk about menopause at work
- Recognise common symptoms and triggers
- Understand how to support yourself or a colleague experiencing menopause symptoms at work
- Roadmap to build a menopause friendly workplace
- Compile a list of adjustments for your place of work
- Can be delivered as either:
- 90-minute workshop (up to 18 delegates)
- Half a day session (18 delegates)
- Interactive delivery using polls, chat, breakout discussions