Menopause awareness program
Menopause symptoms can affect around 70% of women. Many will recognise well-known symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, headaches and joint aches but often it’s not the physical symptoms of menopause that women struggle with but the common psychological symptoms. These are the invisible symptoms like low mood, low self-esteem, reduced motivation, anxiety, panic attacks, brain fog, and low energy.
These feelings can be debilitating at times and can leave even the most confident of women feeling inadequate, anxious, and second-guessing their abilities.
Understanding these new feelings and having the confidence to discuss them can be daunting. Many women are unsure of how to deal with their situation, the challenges it can present and the negative impact it can have on their self-esteem.
Women now represent nearly half of the UK labour force and whilst the average age for women to experience symptoms is 51, around 1% of women under 40 years of age can experience early menopause.
Many women are not prepared for the onset of the menopause, and feel even less equipped to manage the symptoms in the workplace. Many choose not to disclose it to their managers for fear of embarrassment, discrimination or lack of understanding. It is therefore not surprising how few companies have established menopause awareness programs for their employees or offer supportive information and practices to help what is a sizeable part of the workforce.
Would you like to become one of the employers that leads the way by taking a more proactive approach to support menopause awareness? If so, we can help you by designing a program to meet your needs.