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If you are an employer looking for more information on how to support your staff going through the menopause, or are experiencing it yourself, there are a number of useful resources available.

Please do get in touch with any suggestions of useful resources that we may be able to add: hello@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk

General information on menopause

Wellbeing of Women

Visit our menopause page for helpful information about what the menopause is, common symptoms and treatments.

NHS UK

The NHS has in-depth information about the menopause including how it is diagnosed and treated.

The British Menopause Society (BMS)

The BMS is the professional membership body for menopause experts. The website includes a directory of BMS-recognised menopause specialists across the country.

Women’s Health Concern

Part of The British Menopause Society, Women’s Health Concern provides a confidential information and advice service on all aspects of gynaecological and sexual health and wellbeing, including on the menopause. The website includes factsheets on the menopause.

The Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (RCOG)

The RCOG developed a menopause hub in partnership with women, and includes information on treatments, support, and self-care.

Bupa

Bupa has created a women’s health hub which contains a wealth of information about the menopause and support, from recognising symptoms to coping with menopause in the workplace.

The Countess of Wessex - Roundtable event

Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex talked about the "tragic" impact that menopause can have on women and the need for greater support during a roundtable event to launch the campaign. Watch the video.

Menopause at work

ACAS

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has information about menopause at work and runs training to help raise awareness, tackle misconceptions and clarify the legal position. Support is available for both employers and employees.

CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Bupa have created a guide to managing menopause at work. It looks at identifying appropriate workplace adjustments and fostering an inclusive environment.

NHS Employers

For those wanting to know how the NHS supports staff affected by menopause, NHS Employers has published best practice examples from NHS Trusts in England and Northern Ireland

TUC

The Trades Union Congress has produced an interactive guide on menopause to help educate employers and staff about the symptoms of menopause, why it’s a workplace issue and what organisations can do to support staff.

Unison

Unison campaigns to ensure union members who are going through the menopause are supported at work. It also has an online test that staff can take to see how supportive their workplaces are when it comes to menopause.

Henpicked

Henpicked is a company that specialises in professional development opportunities around menopause in the workplace. They provide training, videos, eLearning and expertise in developing policies and engaging staff through communications.

Menopause Support

Menopause Support offers educational webinars and training sessions on menopause in the workplace.

Positive Menopause

Information on menopause health and wellness advice, helping women make informed choices as they enter into menopause and beyond. Also offers training and courses on menopause in the workplace.

Faculty of Occupational Medicine

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has produced guidance on menopause and the workplace, and an accompanying infographic offering advice, tips and stats.

Everywoman

A professional network for women in business, with a menopause resource hub with free access to articles and a podcast. A webinar is available to members.

Standard Chartered Bank and The Financial Services Skills Commission

The two financial organisations have published a report, Menopause in the Workplace: Impact on Women in Financial Services, which looks at the impact of the menopause on women and makes a series of recommendations that organisations can take to break down barriers and creative a supportive working environment.


Support groups

Healthtalk

Listen and read about women's personal experiencesof the menopause.

Health Unlocked

Menopause and Perimenopause Support is a community dedicated to providing sharing information and support to people experiencing menopause and perimenopause.

Menopause Charity

The Menopause Charity works to improve women's and healthcare professionals' understanding of the menopause, through raising awareness, providing advice and support, and offering HCP training.

Daisy Network

Information and support for women who go through premature menopause, before the age of 40.

Menopause Experts

Menopause Experts is a growing online resource designed to help women understand and speak out about menopause. As well as educational articles and blogs, there is also a free magazine.

Menopause Support

Menopause Support offers private support via telephone and video consultations, training and support for businesses and organisations, and menopause training days. Free resources are available on the website, and details of its closed Facebook group: The Menopause Support Network.

Inclusivity

Gender

Being inclusive is absolutely critical to the success of our campaign.

We use the terms “women”, “staff”, “employees” and “people affected by the menopause” to reflect the fact that whilst most people who experience the menopause are women, some trans men and non-binary people experience the menopause too. We also recognise that some trans women may experience similar symptoms at times. Employers must ensure workplaces are inclusive and sensitive to the needs of all people, including those whose gender identity does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth.

Campaign images

A selection of images are available here, here and here to download and use on your channels.

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