We’re committed to being a menopause friendly workplace

It’s time to talk about menopause in the workplace

We know that two-thirds of charity staff are women, and consequently, at any one time a significant proportion of our female workers will experience symptoms of menopause which might impact on their working life. So we are pleased to be working with Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (HNYHCP) to help support women in our sector who are experiencing symptoms of menopause.

We’re committed to being a menopause friendly workplace, and as part of this we want to get everyone talking about menopause at work and raise awareness of how employers and colleagues can support women at work.

To get the conversation started, we are encouraging everyone working in the VCSE sector across North Yorkshire to attend a Menopause Awareness at Work training session. These will run monthly throughout 2022 and are free to attend.

Menopause Awareness at work training sessions

There are two different sessions available:

  • Menopause Awareness at Work – training for all colleagues including partners and family members.
  • It’s time to talk about Menopause session for all line managers

Menopause Awareness at Work – training for all colleagues including partners and family members.

The session itself is for everyone, those experiencing menopause and those playing a vital support role.  Sessions focus on what menopause is, why and when it happens and ways of managing menopause. Participants will also gain confidence in having supportive conversations around menopause and how to get the right support together including the important role a partner, team or family member can play in supporting someone through menopause.

Dates:
– Wednesday 10 August, 12pm – 1pm
– Tuesday 13 September, 9:30am – 10:30am
– Wednesday 12 October, 10am – 11am
– Friday 9 December, 9am – 10am

It’s time to talk about Menopause session for all line managers

Aimed at line managers, with interactive discussions on reasonable adjustments and conversations, sessions cover why we’re talking about menopause now, what it is, its symptoms and ways of managing them, reasonable adjustments, and how to have a supportive conversation. Includes line manager guidance booklet for all attendees.

Dates:
– Monday 11 July, 2pm – 3pm
– Thursday 10 November, 1pm – 2pm

Peppy Health App

How the Peppy Health App can help your menopause symptoms

Women of menopausal age (45-55) make up the fastest-growing demographic of the UK workforce.

For many, the symptoms can be debilitating with 1 in 4 women going through the menopause considering leaving their job.

Community First Yorkshire is partnership with Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (HNYHCP) to help the VCSE workforce to access support around the menopause. Part of this support includes access to the Peppy Health App which is aimed at health and care workers working in Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership area including the NHS, voluntary sector, community interest organisations, primary care, and local authorities.

What is the Peppy Health App?

The personalised app gives you access to one to one chat with expert practitioners, one to one video appointments, tailored mental wellbeing support, video and audio content, access to vetted articles and resources, and group live broadcast events.

If you feel that you need additional support with your menopause symptoms, HNYHCP are offering free Peppy Health App licenses (given on a priority of need basis) to health and VCSE sector colleagues in Humber and North Yorkshire.

How to apply

To apply for a license please complete this online application form. Applications need to be submitted by Friday 24 June.

Once approved for a license, you will be able to use the app until 4 July 2023.

Please note: the number of licences is limited and there is a confidential application process. Healthcare professionals will be assessing applications and prioritising need.

What other menopause support is available from HNYHCP?

Take a look at the HNYHCP wellbeing page for a wide range of resources to help you through the menopause. From training session to help you with sleep, videos about reflexology and mediation to manage symptoms and useful resources covering everything from bone health to hot flushes – there’s a wealth of support available.

Resources

Take a look at the resources available on the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (HNYHCP) wellbeing page.