Today is World Menopause Day – the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support that is available, because for so long it’s been a taboo subject
Readers will have noticed over the last couple of years an increase in media coverage and high profile campaigns on the subject, all designed to make talk of menopause normal and raise awareness amongst society. Indeed within the travel industry we have the campaign #traveltalksmenopause spearheaded by Lindsay Garvey-Jones.
In recent weeks, an all-party Parliamentary Group have published a report which noted that the support available to menopausal women was “completely inadequate” and made (amongst other) the following recommendations:
That the government should lead and co-ordinate a campaign to raise awareness of the menopause in the workplace, by promoting the business benefits in investing in support for menopausal women.
The government must provide guidance on best practice in relation to menopause at work policies.
- All women at the age of 45 should have a NHS health check, so that women are better prepared and can get help with the early stages of “peri menopause”.
Please also see our previous article on menopause in the workplace.
Travlaw have signed the Menopause Workplace Pledge, and we encourage menopause to be a normal conversation in the workplace. If you would like advice on how to implement such a policy or how to support your staff on World Menopause Day, please get in touch.
This article was originally published on: 18 October 2022