Online: October 5th. Online 6-7pm

We all think we know the classic symptoms – sweats, tetchiness, low sex drive. And we don’t have to worry about until our fifties and it’ll all be OK. Wrong. Twenty-six million women in the UK are menopausal or peri-menopausal and most work.  And yet, despite the fact that eight out of 10 struggle with physical and/or mental symptoms and 900,000 quit their jobs because of them, this natural event is still a taboo subject. Knowing what the symptoms are, how to manage them and get the support from your employer – or if you’re an editor how to support your staff – is vital and empowering.

Our panel of experts will be here to brief you on symptoms and your rights in the workplace.

Chaired by Eleanor Mills, Founder NOON with panelists

Booking information coming soon…

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From blood, sweat and fears to love, life and compassion – demystifying the menopause to thrive in love, life and work

The menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life so why is it still a taboo subject and not better understood by women, their families, and their employers?

Did you know that …

  • There are currently approx. 15.5 million women in the UK who are in some state of the menopause transition and, with life expectancy increasing, this means that almost 40% of the average woman’s life is spent post-menopause
  • Most women will start the menopause transition in their mid-forties, and an estimated 8 in 10 will experience some physical and/or mental symptoms of the menopause. These can last between 4-8 years and, if left untreated, can take a toll on her relationships, sex life and performance at work
  • Almost 8 out of 10 women of menopausal age are in work, and menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in workplaces across the UK, yet only a minority of women have discussed their symptoms with their line manager
  • Over 900,000 women in the UK have left jobs as a result of menopausal symptoms
  • 1 in 4 women going through the menopause has considered leaving work because of her experiences

Menopause is everyone’s business: the silence, lack of awareness and understanding around the menopause has a personal, social and economic impact. This needs to change – now.