MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS can have a significant effect on all aspects of women’s lives, including their attendance and performance at work.
The impact of the menopause at work shouldn’t be underestimated
Not all employees going through the menopause will want to raise the issue with managers or colleagues.
But if they do, it is important that they feel supported, understood and heard. And one of the best ways to ensure this is to create a workplace menopause policy or guidance.
In the Autumn 2020 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange, writes about menopause policies and guidance.
She discusses exactly what these documents should contain and how to tailor them to your workplace.
“The impact of the menopause at work shouldn’t be underestimated,” says Norma Goldman.
“Physical and emotional symptoms can have a huge impact, not just affecting women who are going through the menopause, but also their colleagues.
“Many women don’t seek the help they need, instead suffering in silence. Employers can help by putting the right policies in place, offering menopause training to employees and making simple, practical workplace changes to improve employee wellbeing.”
The Menopause Exchange, which was established in 1999, is completely independent and is not sponsored by any companies.
It provides impartial, easily understood information to women, men and healthcare professionals.
The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter contains articles written by top medical experts, such as gynaecologists, GPs, consultants, specialist menopause nurses, complementary practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians etc.
Articles in the Autumn 2020 issue of The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter include Nutrition and immunity, HRT questions you forgot to ask your GP and Cystitis and thrush at the menopause, as well as news, Ask the Experts Q&As and information about Norma Goldman’s webinars, talks and workshops.