MENOPAUSE IN THE WORKPLACE
Start the converstation
I would love to work with you to help you get the conversation started with menopause in your work place, and help you work towards a menopause accreditation and workplace policy. I offer talks/ presentations and information that you require to make your organisation a menopause-friendly place where it can be talked about openly and your employees supported with empathy, understanding and practical solutions.
I make it easy for you to start the conversation about the peri/menopause. Infact the perimenopause is paramount to understanding what is going on as it is this time that creates the hidden symptoms that women experience in the 5 plus years running up to their menopause. These are symptoms that cause them to lose confidence and feel more anxious at work, and therefore so important to identify,understand and support.
Here are some questions to get the conversation started within your management:
Do you have a clear procedure on how menopause is supported at work?
Is your culture one where peri/menopause is discussed openly and without prejudice?
Do you have management /HR with specific knowledge and skills to discuss?
Can you support a menopausal employee sufficiently or do you have a referral system in place?
Do your facilities/uniforms make allowances for women with specific symptoms?
These are just a few of the areas which need to be fully understood and supported, and I'm very happy to work with you on this. I see many individual clients who are at their witts end because they are not getting the understanding and support they require at work, to the point they have to reduce their hours, or are disciplined, or leave; I would like to help alter this.
Making your organisation more menopause-friendly
Please email me and let me know your requirement and then we can have a chat about how to move forwards. If you are working for an organisation and would like your management to start working on this send them this url:
"I was in a corporate environment when I started experiencing symptoms. I was a qualified shiatsu practitioner but I was still in computer software project management and I didn't have a clue that my symptoms were menopause associated, only that my job was killing me, so I left. Don't let valuable employees do the same at your organisation, get understanding, get knowledge, get support. "
Andrea, founder Cotswold Menopause