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Brook’s new Menopause Support Programme in Cornwall empowers those experiencing menopause to feel supported to remain in work or return to work.
In one survey about menopause…
Over 90% of respondents felt that their menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms were having a negative impact on their work
Around half of respondents reported having time off work due to menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms, with 19% being absent for >8 weeks
Just over three-quarters of women reported that their workplaces offered no information or support regarding the menopause
More about menopause
We know that stigma can be a huge barrier for those accessing reproductive healthcare, whatever their age and stage of life. That’s why we are delighted to have secured new funding from the Department of Health and Social Care Women’s Health and Wellbeing Fund to fight stigma and improve the lives of Cornwall residents experiencing menopause in the workplace.
Brook’s new Menopause Support Programme will empower women, and those experiencing menopause, to feel supported to remain in work or return to work.
The programme involves:
Brook’s specialists deliver free in-person or online training to organisations in Cornwall around menopause and workplace support. These can be organised on a day and time that suits you and your staff.
Browse the sessions below to learn more about them and to arrange training for your organisation get in touch with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes – 2 hours | For: All employees
Raise awareness of menopause with your employers, including what it is, it’s potential impact on mental and physical health and ways you can support colleagues.
With so many myths and misconceptions about menopause, this session is a great option if you’re looking to foster a menopause-friendly working environment in which all staff have an improved understanding of menopause and can support colleagues.
Duration: 2 hours | For: Leaders and Managers
This session is all about supporting you, as a manager, to create a menopause-friendly work environment and support mechanisms.
You’ll learn about menopause, it’s symptoms and how it affects people differently and ways you can support employees or colleagues. Included in this session is a 30-minute Q&A session for you to get more specific support with any areas you need to develop.
This is a great training session if you’re looking to develop organisation-wide menopause practices and policies but need some tips and ideas of where to start.
We’re excited to share a unique opportunity to get involved in our Menopause Project. If you are passionate about or interested in sharing your experience of the menopause, we’d love to have you on board as a part of our Participation Group!
Our Menopause Project is dedicated to improving the experience of menopause for everyone, and our Participation Group plays a crucial role in making sure that happens.
How can you get involved?
If you’re interested in hearing more about the project or want to become a participation group member, pop us an email and we can have a chat!
Please email: Kate.Swire@Brook.org.uk
We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest addition to the Menopause Project – Menopause Health Champion Training.
The journey through menopause can be a challenging one, and it’s something that affects all most all of us, directly or indirectly. That’s why we’ve created this programme to empower volunteers with the knowledge and tools to champion menopause wellness and advocacy in the workplace.
Click on the link below to attend one of our online digital training sessions or alternatively, if you would rather have training delivered at your organisation, please drop us an email: Kate.Swire@Brook.org.uk
If you have any questions about our menopause training and webinars, please get in touch with us via email email@example.com
DO YOU NEED SUPPORT WITH MENOPAUSE?
Brook’s Menopause Wellbeing Programme ‘MyLife’ supports individuals in Cornwall with the knowledge, skills and values to understand what the menopause means for them and ways to self-manage symptoms and changes to relationships, work and self.
If you’re a business in Cornwall, we’d like to know how we can help you with menopause support.
If you’re an individual in Cornwall with experience with menopause, we’d like to hear from you.
Funded through the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund, part of a partnership programme between Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England and UK Health Security Agency.