Menopause in the Workplace - Helpful Resources

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On 5 & 6 March 2019, Minds@Work cracked open the conversation on the most taboo topic of all - the menopause. More than 200 people attended two events at KPMG and Wavemaker, posing challenging questions to our prestigious panel of clinicians, educators and storytellers. Here’s a few words from the audience…

If you couldn’t attend, you can still dip in to the resources shared in the presentations of our keynote speakers below.

Harriet Beveridge - symptoms of the menopause - how many can you name?

Diane Danzebrink and Jane Lewis - why it’s everyone’s business to #MakeMenopauseMatter

Kathy Abernethy - the facts about menopause

Kathryn Colas - what women in the menopause experience at work

Jo McEwan and Ann Stephens from Positive Pause shared their personal stories on the 6 March and invited women in mid-life to join their community to embrace life beyond the menopause.

Simple actions you can take now:
Everyone knows about the hot flushes, but peri-menopausal symptoms are actually wide-ranging and can start at any age. Help build awareness - print copies of the menopause lady, created by West Midlands Police, and place it on the back of toilet doors in your workplace.

Make the case for menopause training in your workplace. The presentations above should help, as well as these facts on menopause at work by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

April Doty