How do I deal with menopausal co-workers?

With menopausal women making up the fastest growing demographic in the UK workforce, more and more businesses are looking to support and aid their menopausal co-workers during this troublesome period of life.

How does menopause impact business?

According to a survey from the British Menopause Society, 45% of women feel their menopause symptoms have a negative impact on their work, and 47% of women have taken a day off due to their debilitating menopause symptoms, but not told their boss the real reason. Every year, 14 million days are missed due to menopause symptoms.

These statistics are emblematic of the problem at hand – working menopausal women are struggling. That’s why 1 in 4 women will leave the workforce due to menopause symptoms.

When struggles from the menopause impact a woman’s confidence and workflow, support is vital. Menopause is not simply about hot flashes and mood swings; some women report loss of concentration and memory, real difficulty sleeping, weight gain, and severe impacts on mental health.

And it isn’t just the menopause, women either side of the change going through perimenopause or postmenopausal symptoms see symptoms that impact their work-life. But there’s a solution.

How do we help menopausal co-workers?

Research has shown that BHRT, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and conventional hormone replacement therapy, are effective in treating menopause and perimenopausal symptoms, where women take hormones to regulate hormone levels and prevent the development of more severe ailments.

Our safe, tailored and cost-effective Bodyline services can be used to better the health of menopausal women all over the UK. We provide personalised treatments with individual prescriptions based on symptoms and blood test analysis, called the M Plan.

We work with companies and in collaboration with partners in the menopause industry to deliver corporate gold standard menopause treatments, including HRT and BHRT tailored to individual employees.

You can begin your journey to help your co-workers and employees through menopause in the workplace by getting in touch with our Specialist Menopause Nurses, trained to deliver HRT for menopausal women and Support Plans for Corporates.

Call us on 0800 995 6036 or fill in the online contact form for a call back.

How do I deal with menopausal co-workers?

It is important to publish guidance, information, and training to employees and those in the managerial team. Many women do not recognise the signs of perimenopause, so when symptoms appear they can cause distress. By ensuring your workforce is educated and aware of what to expect, the stigma and mystery surrounding the menopause will begin to disappear.

By eliminating the stigma, this will benefit you as a business, ensuring clarity and openness between co-workers across the board.

Flexible working is also a great way to adjust for menopausal co-workers, giving them the ability to choose when and where they are able and happiest to work to ensure the greatest level of output for the business.


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