Women make up 47% of the UK workforce, 28% of these women are aged 50+, and represent the fastest growing workforce segment. By 2022 1 in 6 employed women will be 50+.
The menopause is a natural stage of life and usually occurs between the ages 44 to 55, the average age for a woman to go through the menopause is 51.
59% of women experiencing the menopause say it has a negative impact on their work (CIPD 2019) and often have no prior knowledge about what the menopause can entail.
Menopause awareness sessions are of benefit to employees (regardless of gender) and employers. Each woman experiences the menopause differently. Some symptoms can lead to increased absence and lower levels of engagement and productivity. Without the right support at work, women can feel they have no choice but to leave their job role often placing themselves in financially precarious situations.
Team Leaders and managers often feel uncomfortable discussing the menopause with their staff, usually due to a lack of understanding and trepidation about making things worse. Menopause awareness sessions demonstrate to all that the wellbeing of women is being taken seriously.
What the Menopause Awareness Sessions Entail:
Figures to highlight the numbers of women involved.
Explanation of the menopause and related symptoms. Advice for individuals on taking control of the menopause and how to manage the medical profession.
How to develop support networks and how to promote organisational awareness and change. Opportunities for education for all – this is not just a female issue.
Guide to some of the menopause resources available.
What the Attendees will gain:
Understanding of community, the menopause stages, symptoms, potential impact and what can be done. Case study examples.
Ability to discuss the menopause and any concerns in a safe environment.
An understanding of what women should be able to expect from their employer.
Sign-posting to evidenced based menopause research organisations and resources such as Menopause Cafés.
Resource list to aid individual menopause research.
- Date: 24th September 2021
- Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
- Region: All Wales