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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 a factsheet 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.

NICE guidelines

National clinical guidelines and information for the public on the diagnosis and management of the menopause.

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

Our 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 of the roundtable event which included business leaders, politicians, celebrities, and of course, women.

Balance

Balance is a free app that allows users to track their symptoms, access personalised content and be part of a community. It can also support medical professionals to make a menopause diagnosis and develop a treatment plan through the app’s reporting function.

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.

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.

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.

Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace

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 Friendly Accreditation

Menopause Friendly membership gives you access to roadmaps, workshops and resources to help your organisation to achieve Menopause Friendly accreditation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Menopause Charity
A trusted and accredited provider of menopause resources for companies and individuals. It provides all the material for nominated menopause champions as well as access to self service education for all staff and even their families.

Peppy Health

Peppy helps organisations improve their employees’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing by connecting app users to trained practitioners, who provide specialist support.

50 PLUS: Choices
A report by a programme that aims to help employers to support their workforce from mid-life. The recommendations are aimed at bringing about change around menopause awareness and support in the key areas of: Government policy, employer practice, wider societal and financial support.

Hello! Magazine
A selection of articles with women and celebrities on their experiences, and latest news and information on the menopause, provided by our partner, Hello! Magazine.

Blooming Menopause
A company that provides workplace programmes that help employers implement menopause policies, training and education to colleagues and line managers.

Over the Bloody Moon
A company that partners with organisations and schools to provide menopause education and support. Corporate services include menopause HR consultancy, CPD accredited training, awareness & empathy workshops, coaching, masterclasses, and digital resources to ensure people thrive at work (and fund our free events, resources and outreach programs).

Fawcett Society survey
A large survey of women in the UK reveals a lack of support for menopausal women in the workplace and an accompanying report makes a series of recommendations.

Support groups

Healthtalk

Listen and read about women's personal experiences of the menopause.

Health Unlocked

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

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 Matters

Menopause Matters has Information about the menopause, symptoms and treatment options including a forum for women.

Latte Lounge

Latte Lounge is an online community for women aged over 40, including resources on the menopause.

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.

Menopause Café
A charity that runs pop-up events, organised by volunteers in cafes and in workplaces, where people meet to talk about the menopause. Menopause Cafes are inclusive events, open to anyone interested in the menopause: all genders and all ages. The charity also hosts the world’s only Menopause Festival.

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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