What Exactly is Menopause Support and Do I really need it?
- Approximately 13 million women in the UK are either Peri or Post Menopausal.
- Symptoms can last for up to 15 years. They can even begin during the late ’30s.
- Over 60 per cent of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes.
- One in four women will experience debilitating symptoms.
- Almost half of menopausal women say they feel depressed.
- One-third of women who visit their GP is not made aware of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
- Over the past 40 years, the UK has seen a continual rise in the proportion of women in employment.
- The fastest-growing demographic within the workplace are women over 50
What We Can Help You With
One on One
Small changes make a massive difference to menopause symptoms. These environmental adjustments are often overlooked. We can visit your offices, review your current layout and facilities. Structure and offer solutions that will aid to a better working day for those involved.
Menopause Training for Employees, Line Managers, HR and Occupational Health
All businesses are built on connections and working relationships. Educating all members of the company can mean a better understanding and better working relationships. Quite often, listening to other peoples experiences can make a world of difference to our attitude to one another. For a company to progress and develop, there needs to be mutual respect between departments. For a business to be profitable and grow, employees should be willing to help one another through times that they may find challenging.
Menopause Wellness Campaign
Nothing gets people talking more than a campaign. And one that demonstrates productive action is beneficial not only to a company’s morale but also to building interpersonal relationships. It opens the door to better communication and a far more relaxed and productive working day.
We can work with you by designing a bespoke day event, weekend away, or a presentation with interactive questions and answers.
With the rise of remote working, it is now possible to give presentations online. These presentations can be linked from anywhere. No one can feel excluded as individuals can either join the link at their desk or in their own homes, open conversations become more prevalent.
Menopause education is not just for management, but it is also for every woman regardless of age. Many women have no knowledge of what to expect, if their symptoms are normal or where they can go for help and guidance. So our presentations make all of this simple and easy to understand so that women can make better and more informed choice.
Male only workshops and presentations.
All too often, men are not included in conversations surrounding menopause. Yet 100 per cent of men will meet a woman who is menopausal at one point or another during their lives.
Quite often, men are afraid to speak out and express their thought through fear of being judged.
We offer specific training and education surrounding language barriers, gender respect and open discussions to ensure balanced working relationships.
One to One Mentoring
As Positive Menopause was incorporated initially as a community initiative, we now have abundant experience working alongside women struggling with menopause symptoms.
Therefore, we offer one-on-one mentoring or in small groups where women are free to be open. We can also help you as a company form an internal support group.
Ensuring that there are policies in place to protect women in menopause is vital to any company. However, all too often, this necessity is put to one side. We will therefore review your current policies are work alongside you to incorporate additional structure.
Sometimes it isn’t always possible to organise an event or to have all of your staff log on to be part of a virtual meeting. However, it is always possible for your employees to gain knowledge and information at their convenience. We can give them this option, with the added reassurance that we will follow up on any queries or questions that they may have after viewing.
What Are The Benefits
- Educating your line managers and staff helps break the taboo of Menopause being discussed openly within the workplace.
- Giving support to your employees can help their well-being not only in the workplace but also in their personal lives, which will bring greater positivity within the workplace.
- By valuing your employees, they will give loyalty and commitment to their employers.
- By providing the correct type of training and support, you will retain your staff, which will reduce retention and recruitment costs.
- With the rise in retirement age, women are working a lot longer. They are only 75% into their career when the menopause transition period takes place.
- Bottom-line profits are reduced due to sickness and leave because of debilitating menopause symptoms.
Sarah helped us to start the conversation about Menopause in the workplace by delivering a menopause presentation, the feedback we received was excellent. Colleagues felt Sarah’s session was both informative and engaging, for some colleagues it was liberating to be talking so openly about something that had impacted them so much yet had gone unmentioned.
Sarah’s session leads to the development of a Menopause Policy and Guidance to support colleagues experiencing menopausal symptoms that are impacting them. The session highlighted the importance of a supportive environment that normalises talking about menopause.
When Sarah delivered a second menopause workshop we were delighted to see both men and managers attend so that they could learn more about the symptoms and how to support colleagues in the workplace. Based on the great feedback Sarah’s workshop is something we aim to repeat annually.
“Sarah is a very informative and personable speaker who listened carefully to our needs and tailored her talk for our audience of professionals with interest in mental wellbeing. She made it easy for attendees to understand perimenopause and menopause, smoothly delivering the content. It generated a lot of discussion within the conference chat, and we had some lovely feedback from attendees about the talk. The male and younger female attendees stated they found it particularly enlightening.”
It was a good talk and very professionally delivered.
Through collaboration on our Trailblazer Talks Series, Sarah has added great value to Harper Fox Partners and our clients.
Sarah is extremely knowledgeable on the topic of Menopause and the impact it has on both women and men. She provided great insight into the implications of menopause in the workplace and provided real, actionable suggestions to make positive change.
The team and I found Sarah to be personable, open and approachable; she is excellent at engaging an audience. The topic of menopause can be quite taboo however, Sarah approaches the subject in a way that makes everyone in the room feel safe to speak and ask questions.
I would highly recommend Sarah and the services she offers through Positive Menopause, event speaking and training.
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