New: Guidance on menopause in the workplace

The HR policy team have published some new guidance on menopause in the workplace. There are guidance notes for individuals who might be experiencing negative effects of menopause, and for the line managers who support them.

Alongside the guidance there are links to some carefully selected external and internal resources.

The HR Policy team would like to add some case studies from staff who have experiences of menopause or perimenopause impacting them at work. From our research and  consultation on this issue, it appears that sometimes women don’t realise that symptoms they are experiencing are related to the menopause and are therefore not seeking support which might help them. Case studies from staff who are willing to share their experiences, particularly if they include any positive experiences of finding support,  may help the information become relatable for others. If you, or anyone you know in the University, might be happy to be interviewed so that we could develop a case study we would love to hear from you.  Please email Kate Butler or Sarah Willcox-Jones.

We are planning some formal launch and awareness raising activities to coincide with World Menopause month in October.  More news on this to follow.