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Improving menopause support at work with new BSI guidance

Find out how the new BSI Standard on Menstruation, Menstrual Health and Menopause in the Workplace can benefit your staff and work culture

Tuesday 27 Jun 2023

Starts: 1:30 p.m. Ends: 2:30 p.m.

Online Event

Improving menopause support at work with new BSI guidance-image

Want to improve menopause support in your workplace, but not sure where to start? Perhaps you already have some measure in place, like a menopause policy or training, but want to know if there’s more you can do to support colleagues?

Join our webinar on Tuesday 27 June to find out how new guidance from the British Standards Institution (BSI) can help you. Our webinar has been organised as part of our Menopause Workplace Pledge campaign to ensure women going through the menopause have access to meaningful support at work.

The new BSI guidance aims to reverse the trend of menopausal women taking a step back from work due to their symptoms. We know many feel forced to reduce their hours, pass up promotions and even leave their jobs altogether. But with the right support, women can thrive and organisations retain experienced and talented workers.

The webinar will bring together Wellbeing of Women CEO, Janet Lindsay, Bupa’s Dr Samantha Wild and Emma Persand, a menopause expert who helped develop the new BSI guidance. They will discuss the importance of supporting people’s health at work, the organisational benefits this can bring, and how the new BSI guidance can empower organisations to develop effective measures that make staff feel valued and supported.

Have a question for one of our speakers? Email [email protected] before the event and they’ll do their best to answer your questions during the session.

Wellbeing of Women is a leading health charity focused on improving women's health. In October 2021, the charity launched the Menopause Workplace Pledge campaign in partnership with Hello! Magazine, and supported by Bupa. Find out more at wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/menopause-workplace-pledge/

Speakers’ biographies:

Janet Lindsay

Janet Lindsay is CEO of Wellbeing of Women, a leading women’s health charity improving the health and wellbeing of women, girls and babies. Best known for investing in early-stage research across a woman’s life course, Wellbeing of Women recently underwent a strategic review, and the charity is now embarking on an exciting series of campaigns, education and awareness raising to tackle taboos and improve outcomes in women’s health.

Dr Samantha Wild

Dr Samantha Wild is the GP and Clinical Lead for Women’s Health at Bupa Health Clinics. She qualified as a General Practitioner in 2001 and was a partner in a busy NHS practice for 13 years. Dr Wild joined Bupa in 2015 as a Primary Care Physician carrying out Health Assessments and private GP consultations and has been working as the Women's Health Clinical Lead since 2019.

Throughout her career she has developed a particular interest in women’s health, paediatrics, and safeguarding, and is passionate about shifting the stigma surrounding many female health related subjects. Via her writing, lectures, podcasts and live Q&A events, she hopes to empower women to receive the correct information and enable them to develop the confidence to deal with their concerns.

Emma Persand

Emma Persand is a qualified nurse and workplace health and wellbeing professional who has worked with the BSI to develop its new Menstruation, Menstrual Health and Menopause in the Workplace Standard. She was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse in 2022 in recognition of her commitment to leadership and employee health through evidence-based education and training.

Emma is vice-chair of the Society of Occupational Medicine’s D&I Task Force and sits on the European Menopause and Andropause Society’s Task Force, contributing to the 2022 global statement on what healthcare professionals need to know about menopause.