Menopause Workplace Training Courses 

Keystone Training's Menopause Workplace Training courses are aimed at informing employees and managers about menopause in the workplace and how to support those who are managing menopause on a daily basis.

The Office For National Statistics has gathered data that shows that the employment rate for women between 50-64 has steadily increased, meaning more and more women at menopausal age are in the workforce and many of them are experiencing symptoms that a workplace should be equipped to support.

The symptoms of menopause are felt by almost all women, with 3 in 4 women experiencing symptoms and 1 in 4 possibly experiencing serious symptoms. The average age for a woman to begin going through menopause is 51, however many begin to show symptoms years before. This stage is called the perimenopause.

Women across the country are experiencing the symptoms of menopause at work but many employees and managers alike are unaware of how to plan and implement support in the workplace. Our training courses will bust myths around the menopause, provide information on what the menopause is and help managers implement a support plan for those experiencing symptoms at work.

Note: The half-day workshops can be tailored to meet your organisation-specific requirements or to incorporate your current supporting policies and resources. We can also extend them to a full day if desired to give more opportunity for exploration (case studies, impact on the organisation) or for skills practice around counselling and menopause conversations.

Menopause Awareness Course

90 Minute Online Course | For employees, line managers and leaders

The Menopause Awareness online course is designed with the goal of opening up the topic of menopause in the workplace. It is geared towards getting employees informed and providing them with resources so that they feel comfortable discussing menopause at work.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to describe what the menopause is and is not, allowing them to bust any myths and misconceptions surrounding the topic. Participants will also be able to identify a range of symptoms that may be experienced by menopausal and post-menopausal colleagues and describe their potential impact in the workplace. You will also leave with an awareness of the menopause timeline and its potential impact on themselves and their colleagues.

Leading Menopause In The Workplace Course

Half-day Online or Half-day face-to-face | For line managers and leaders

This workshop is designed to help leaders and managers gain a foundation of menopause awareness, knowledge and practical skills to help them support team members as they experience menopause transition.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe what menopause is and is not, Recognise common misconceptions around menopause, Identify a range of symptoms, including post-menopausal long-term health conditions and describe their potential impact in the workplace, Describe how the chronology of menopause could impact their workplace, Explain how workplace Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI) relates to the impact of menopause, Identify opportunities for talking about managing menopause in the workplace and describe best practice for holding menopause conversations, Produce a personal action plan for leading menopause awareness.

Menopause In The Workplace Course

Half-day Online or Half-day face-to-face | For those in employee support roles (HR, Health, Safety & Wellbeing)

This workshop is designed to provide a foundation of menopause awareness and knowledge for employees, line managers and leaders.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to describe what the menopause is and is not, Recognise common misconceptions around menopause, Identify a range of symptoms and describe how the chronology of menopause could impact their workplace. Those in managerial roles will be able to take this information and identify aspects of employment legislation might be applicable to the impact of menopause in the workplace, identify a range of interventions and next steps that improve menopause awareness and produce an action plan.

Supporting Menopause In The Workplace Course

Half Day Online or Half-day face-to-face workshop | For menopausal support roles e.g. Meno Mate, Menopause Buddy, Health & Wellbeing Rep.

This workshop is designed for people who are supporting colleagues in the workplace as they experience menopause transition.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe what menopause is and is not, Recognise common misconceptions around menopause, Identify a range of symptoms experienced by those managing menopause day-to-day, including post-menopausal long-term health conditions and describe their potential impact in the workplace. Participants will also be able to describe how the chronology of menopause could impact their workplace, identify opportunities for talking about menopause in the workplace and describe best practise for holding menopause conversations, demonstrate appropriate counselling skills required for menopause conversations, signpost colleagues to resources and further support.

With a wealth of experience in workplace training, including other forms of Equality & Diversity training, our team at Keystone are committed to helping you implement a successful strategy for managing menopause discussions and helping to support those dealing with menopause in the workplace. Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and experience the level of service that our clients love.

FAQs

Why Should I Have Training For Menopause In The Workplace?

The employment rate for women between 50-64 has steadily increased, meaning more and more women at menopausal age are in the workforce and many of them are experiencing symptoms that a workplace should be equipped to support.

What Can Employers Do To Support Menopause At Work?

Employers can develop an understanding of the effects of menopause, inform themselves to a point where they can comfortably discuss menopause with those it is affecting and implement a plan to provide support for those managing menopause day-to-day.

What Are Some Ways That Work Can Affect Those Managing Menopause?

Menopause brings a range of physical and mental symptoms that can impact the comfort and confidence of people experiencing it. Managers should take this into account when assigning work to those going through menopausal symptoms. 'Brain Fog' is a commonly reported symptom that can affect work, therefore line managers could support employees to implement tactics such as a reminder app to help with this.

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