Corporate Health & Wellness

WHY SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT MENOPAUSE IN THE WORKPLACE?

There are about 4 million women between the ages of 40 and 59 employed in Canada. ALL of them will go, or have gone, through menopause (the average age is 51) and will experience physical, cognitive, and emotional changes due to hormone fluctuations and decline.

Mental illness during the menopause transition affects many women and is often misdiagnosed and mistreated or undertreated. Women who undergo treatment for certain cancers usually experience menopause at an earlier age.

Many women take time off work without disclosing the real reason for their absence.  Studies have shown that the more frequent and bothersome menopause symptoms are, the less engaged and less satisfied women are with their jobs, the lower their commitment to the organization, and the higher their intention to quit. Organizations are experiencing absenteeism, presenteeism, productivity loss, and job departure of midlife (40+) professional women.

Our company, MenopausED, helps employers address this problem. We help your organization optimize work performance, reduce absenteeism, and provide a workplace culture that supports success, inclusivity, diversity, and sustainability, thereby improving the quality of work and life for women.

Through our Corporate Health & Wellness programs we provide any or all of the following:

  • Menopause Awareness & Education presentation (Lunch & Learn or similar) to help employees identify and recognize the symptoms and challenges of menopause, how they may be affected by it, and what support is available and how to access it.
  • Individualized and/or group support for female employees experiencing bothersome menopause to improve their quality of life, work, and relationships.
  • Education and training of managers, HR professionals, and Occupational Health representatives about menopause in the context of work and how to improve the quality of life and work for employees.
  • Wellness Sessions/Days—wellness is not only about the absence of disease but also about being in good health. Menopause is not a disease but 80% of women report symptoms. Menopause affects the woman and those around her.

We provide full-day and half-day programs; two-hour and one-hour workshops; and lunch & learn sessions. We customize our programs to suit the needs of your organization. Our presentations, training, and 101 support can be delivered in-person or online to better suit the needs of your employees.

Topics include the three stages of menopause (perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause), symptoms and challenges, treatments and support available, lifestyle optimization, and disease prevention to promote healthy aging.

To discuss the best solution for your organization please email teresa@menopaused.org

If you would like to learn more about the effects of menopause in the workplace, read my blog post on Work and Menopause.

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