A high percentage of our colleagues, in both health and social care, are women aged between 40 and 60.
Up to a third of women will experience severe menopausal symptoms that can impact on their quality of life.
The most commonly reported difficulties that menopausal women report at work include poor concentration, tiredness, poor memory, feeling low/depressed and lowered confidence. Problematic hot flushes at work have also been linked to women having a higher intention to leave the workforce.
Become a Menopause Advocate and help create a positive and open environment, so that colleagues affected by the menopause can be prevented from:
- losing confidence in their skills and abilities
- feeling like they need to take time off work and hide the reasons for it
- having increased mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression
- leaving their job
- Receive a quality Menopause Advocate Training Pathway, enabling you to share the knowledge with team and your colleagues.
- Network with other Menopause Advocates and key stakeholders across your organisation.
- Continuously learn about all things menopause and how we drive this taboo topic within the organisation.
You will be able to:
- Deliver menopause talks and answer questions.
- Help drive awareness of the resources available to educate and support menopause in your workplace.
- Share ideas and best practise in what has worked well.