World Menopause Day 2023

Raise awareness and break the stigma

Each year 18 October is World Menopause Day an opportunity to raise awareness, break the stigma and highlight the support available for improving health and wellbeing for those experiencing menopause. Menopause is not just a gender or age issue; it is an organisational issue which can impact everyone in the workplace both directly or indirectly. Awareness around this topic is key to reducing the stigma attached to menopause and encouraging everyone to talk more openly about it

Did you know?

Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows that:

  • women aged 50 and over are the fastest growing group in the workforce; the average age for menopause transition is 51
  • three out of five working women aged between 45 and 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work
  • more than half of this group said they experienced more stress
  • nearly a third of women have taken sick leave due to their symptoms, but only a quarter told managers the real reason why.

World Menopause Day 2023 focuses on cardiovascular disease. The link between reproductive factors and cardiovascular disease is another important aspect of menopause that women need to be aware of.

Researchers have recently discovered that a woman’s reproductive experiences (including menstruation, pregnancy, breast cancer treatments and menopause) can affect the chances of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. Awareness of this can help determine an individual’s risk.

The International Menopause Society has a leaflet to help women understand the condition and how it can be managed and treated. Its available in different languages.

Whilst the NHS has a wide range of resources to help with managing and supporting menopause in the workplace.

At The Foster Care Charity, we are highlighting the importance of the issues around menopause for our staff. We commit to provide a supportive environment to help improve the health & wellbeing for those experiencing menopause.

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