Bespoke training for OH nurses on Menopause awareness

The session will provide attendees with core knowledge on menopause, signposting, information on reasonable adjustments, employment law and group work working through scenarios we might come across.

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Why take menopause in the workplace seriously?

Promoting an open and inclusive discussion around menopause cultivates a work environment where individuals feel comfortable addressing this topic without fear or embarrassment. This approach contributes to creating a positive workplace culture, empowering employees to seek assistance and support when needed.

By educating leaders and managers about the impact of menopause on employees and providing insights into how businesses can offer support, meaningful conversations can take place. This not only aligns with ethical considerations but also enhances organisational performance and financial outcomes.

Benefits of Menopause awareness in the workplace

Boost Productivity

Successful companies prioritise investing in their workforce, recognising that seasoned employees constitute a valuable asset for the business.

When menopausal symptoms impact job performance or interpersonal relationships, whether overtly evident or concealed through the use of 'coping mechanisms,' your support can significantly improve the situation.

Decrease Absenteeism Rates

The Office of National Statistics reported that in 2016, groups with the highest rates of sickness absence included women, older workers, and those employed in larger organisations.

While it's not precisely quantifiable how much of this absence is attributed to menopause due to the lack of surveys, considering that three out of four women experience symptoms and one in four experience severe symptoms, it becomes evident that implementing straightforward, cost-effective measures to support women with symptoms can reduce absenteeism.

Cut Recruitment Expenditures

Studies indicate that one in four women has contemplated leaving their job due to menopausal challenges.

Research also suggests that replacing departing employees can cost around £30,000, factoring in direct recruitment expenses and the less tangible aspects associated with bringing a new team member up to the required performance level through induction.

Mitigate the Risk of Tribunal Proceedings

Instances exist where employees have successfully pursued legal action against employers who failed to consider menopausal symptoms.

The average cost of defending against a tribunal claim is approximately £8,500, exclusive of potential awards or the claimant's legal fees, which must be covered in case of a successful claim or when employing legal representation.

See what others think of how to be resilient

“Working with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace was easy. They are menopause experts and really helped us make a big difference to our colleagues. They guided us to make sure we had everything we needed so that line managers were equipped to have great conversations and colleagues felt supported. They were fantastic throughout.”

Sarah Beisly - Sainsbury’s Group

“Santander has been working with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace since 2019 when we first started our work to normalise discussion and support for menopause in the workplace. The team at Henpicked bring a huge amount of experience and knowledge relating to support for menopause, and with many of the team having their own experience to share – they deeply understand the importance of employers providing workplace support. Their passion and wide offering captured our attention when we were looking to partner with a provider to support us in raising awareness and providing training. They are very professional but also super friendly, and their team of trainers are great – really understanding our requirements and tailoring the training accordingly. We have received great feedback from our colleagues about their webinars and training and are delighted to be working with them to enable our colleagues to feel supported to be at their best.”

Theresa Winters - Santander UK

Register Your Interest

21st February 2024

Menopause Interest

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the course be relevant for me?

The Menopause awareness course has been specifically developed to be delivered to OH professionals.

What will I learn?

The course will build on core knowledge about the menopause but will also give practical information to utilise in OH practice regarding reasonable adjustment advice, how to advise line managers and signposted employees for further help.

How long is the course?

The course will be two hours of teaching time with a question and answer sessions afterwards. We will also be having a welcome session with coffee beforehand.

Who should attend the course?

This course is specifically for nurses working in the Occupational Health sector, in the Hampshire area.