Did you know 1 in 4 women will consider leaving their job due to menopause symptoms? (British Menopause Society, 2022).
Menopause is not just a gender or age issue, it can have an impact on all colleagues both directly or indirectly so continuing the conversation is important.
World Menopause Awareness Day (Tuesday 18 October) is to raise awareness of menopause and to provide options to improve health and wellbeing for women in mid-life and beyond.
What is menopause and perimenopause?
The menopause is a natural part of aging that happens when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs, leading to a decline in the reproductive hormones that they produce (oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone). It refers to when a women has not had her period for 12 consecutive months.
Menopause and the workplace
Managers and colleagues should be aware of the indirect effects of the menopause on people such as spouses, significant others, and close family members/friends of individuals going through the menopause. The transition can put additional pressures and changes on relationships, it is therefore important managers signpost to appropriate support channels.
Get support from Keeping Well
We have a dedicated women’s health website page where staff can find a range of free resources, webinars and signposting support.