The session will be delivered by the excellent Jayne Woodman of the Menopause Team
The role of Menopause Champions is to signpost those directly and indirectly affected towards support and evidence-based menopause information so that they can manage their menopause.
This session has been developed to provide Menopause Champions with the knowledge and skills required to act as points of contact for colleagues looking for menopause support.
The Menopause Champions session will cover:
What the role of Menopause Champion entails – valuable point of contact for menopause related enquiries, provider of support, someone who raises concerns and someone who ensures that menopause is and remains integrated into the organisation. An organiser of menopause meet-ups.
How to have sensitive conversations.
How Menopause Champions can support employees – menopause facts, common symptoms, awareness raising and how to effectively signpost colleagues so they are able to receive the appropriate support. Highlighting relevant research, articles, TV and other menopause related information for all.
Considerations – protected time? Diverse backgrounds. Alternative role titles? How to track success?
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.
- Date: 29th September 2022
- Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Region: All Wales