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January 21, 2021

Menopause: the hunger for knowledge

Menopause can feel a confusing time for many but access to accurate information and the confidence to be able to share what you’re experiencing and asking for support when needed

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January 4, 2021

Managing menopause in NHS workplaces – showcasing best practice

With such a high proportion of female staff, it’s key for NHS organisations to put in the right support for clinical, clerical and support staff experiencing menopause. The demographics of

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December 21, 2020

Big Festive Thank You!

As we draw to the end of the most unusual year ever, we want to say a big thank you!

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November 16, 2020

Auto Trader’s journey to menopause awareness

From an initial idea to full rollout… here’s how Auto Trader designed their menopause awareness strategy and communicated it across the whole business. Auto Trader is the UK and Ireland’s

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October 30, 2020

Managing menopause in the workplace

With more women working through menopause than ever before, at a crucial time in their career, taking menopause at work seriously is now well documented.

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October 18, 2020

You’re not menopause friendly?!!!

October was World Menopause Month and was the most exciting yet, with more and more organisations becoming menopause friendly…

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October 15, 2020

Burness Paull: embedding menopause support in the workplace

Law firm Burness Paull took a multi-faceted approach to their menopause support, introducing a whole range of initiatives and training.

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October 4, 2020

Sainsbury’s: getting everyone talking about menopause

Getting everyone talking about menopause is an important part of Sainsbury’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

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September 26, 2020

Diversity and inclusion: the University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is extending its menopause in the workplace support to embrace all of its communities and cultures.  Menopause in the workplace support was first mentioned at the

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September 23, 2020

How to write a menopause policy

Making your organisation menopause friendly for each and every one of your colleagues. A menopause-friendly organisation understands the importance and value of supporting those with menopausal symptoms in the workplace.

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September 20, 2020

Why diversity and inclusion matter in menopause support

We live in a multicultural, non-binary world. Which is why menopause support at work needs to have a strong diversity and inclusion focus.  At Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, our

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September 11, 2020

Embracing the change at Next…

When Next wanted to expand their wellbeing programme, they decided to get the conversations started about menopause. Claire Kershaw, Health and Wellbeing Manager at Next, explains how the retailer has

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September 2, 2020

Is our attitude to menopause changing?

Are we starting to see menopausal women differently, particularly in the workplace? At Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, we talk about menopause every day. Sometimes it can feel like we’re

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August 28, 2020

Lockdown: How we kept menopause conversations flowing

Lockdown’s had its challenges for all of us. To keep the menopause conversation going, putting the right support in place, here’s what we did.

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August 24, 2020

Employment law and menopause

Did you know that menopause is covered by employment law? Jog Hundle of Mills & Reeve explains employers’ risks, the latest tribunals and what employers can do.

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July 21, 2020

How do hormonal changes affect the trans and non-binary community?

Hormonal changes can cause symptoms such as those experienced during menopause. Rachel Reese from Global Butterflies explains what this can mean for the trans and non-binary community…

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July 14, 2020

Menopause at work: what does the evidence say?

The evidence is that menopause in the workplace support can bring a wide range of benefits both to employees and organisations. It isn’t difficult to do and is hugely beneficial.

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July 4, 2020

Menopause Mentors Programme: Ripley Teaching School

The Ripley Teaching School worked with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace as part of its Menopause Mentoring programme. Here’s what they did and their experience.

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July 1, 2020

Why schools need to be talking about menopause now

Offering menopause support in the workplace within schools could be a vital part of a retention strategy, keeping talented teachers in their jobs.

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June 19, 2020

Working from home: can it impact on menopause?

Covid-19 has led to an increase in working from home. During our menopause training sessions for employers, women have told us of their experience.

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June 15, 2020

Mental health: menopause and lockdown

Here’s what the impact of lockdown has on menopausal, mental health symptoms and our experience since lockdown.

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May 15, 2020

Menopause in the workplace webinars – join today!

Our menopause in the Workplace conferences are designed to offer best practice advice to forward-thinking organisations who want to be menopause-friendly. Now FREE webinars during lockdown.

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April 27, 2020

Menopause: a health and safety issue…

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. Here’s what it means for menopause.

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March 8, 2020

Equality and menopause

Do you think talking about menopause in the workplace helps or hinders equality? Here’s why it’s time to talk about menopause at work.

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March 1, 2020

Menopause and work: why it’s so important

Menopause and work can be directly related, with some women suffering a host of symptoms that can affect them at work. Here’s what employers can do.

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February 3, 2020

Menopause tribunal: is your organisation at risk?

Another menopause tribunal is won by an employee, employers must recognise why it’s important to offer the right support. Here’s what they need to do.

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December 30, 2019

A new decade: celebrating menopause at work

Change is happening fast for menopause in the workplace. There’s still lots more to do but we’ve passed the tipping point of normalising menopause for good.

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October 20, 2019

Menopause at work: celebrating great success

In October we’re holding 51 menopause at work sessions, a poignant number as 51 is the average age for women to reach menopause. Celebrating inspirational employers.

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September 20, 2019

Celebrating progress, aiming even higher

Two years ago, a groundbreaking report into menopause was published. Here, we look at what’s changed since then and what’s going to happen next.

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August 28, 2019

Menopause at work – the real conversation

Look back three years and it was rare to find an organisation with a menopause policy but real progress is being made…

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July 28, 2019

Tedx MOD Whitehall speaker: menopause

Why Menopause in the Workplace is an issue right now. Henpicked’s Deborah Garlick was invited to the MOD Whitehall to their TEDx event this July.

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July 15, 2019

Menopause at the Festival of Work 2019

CIPD video. It’s important to create an environment where it’s OK to talk about menopause. Now’s the time for all employers to take the menopause seriously.

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May 15, 2019

Wake up to the Menopause

In May 2019 BBC Breakfast opened up the conversation to menopause. From 13th to 18th May, every morning, the program pioneered the topic of menopause live on British TV. They

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Menopausal women officers on duty: London. June 9 2018. A view of a large group of police officers during the Queens birthday celebrations of Trooping the Colour
April 18, 2019

How can the police force retain and recruit female employees over 40?

A large-scale survey across three metropolitan police forces aims to guide employers on retention techniques for women over 40.  We are starting to see more discussions about menopause and some

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Juliet Saimbi, Severn Trent to Menopause Trainer
April 8, 2019

Juliet Saimbi – from Severn Trent to menopause in the workplace

Juliet Saimbi’s own menopause experiences shaped her passion for menopause in the workplace awareness and support. Having lead the awareness and support programme in Severn Trent, supported by Henpicked: Menopause

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April 7, 2019

Menopause tribunals: what can employers learn?

Here’s a comparison of three menopause tribunals and what employers can learn from them to introduce best practice into their organisations

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April 2, 2019

Menopause: The ultimate taboo

CIPD Podcast about the effects menopause can have on work and what employers can do to support their colleagues awareness, education and support. With Deborah Garlick (Henpicked: Menopause in the

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March 26, 2019

The menopause at work: why HR need to lead the way

The menopause is an important workplace issue that affects many employees. Here are the facts and what HR can do to lead the change in their organisation from the CIPD.

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December 18, 2018

What do working menopausal women want?

As the topic of menopause in the workplace – thankfully – gathers traction in the media and has begun to take hold in workplaces, a new research paper has asked

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October 17, 2018

Menopause in the workplace events across the UK

Join us for our Menopause in the Workplace events, as we share best practice from inspirational organisations passionate about introducing the right support.  Menopausal women are the fastest-growing workforce demographic.

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Menopause at work case studies: Leicestershire County Council
September 12, 2018

Leicestershire County Council: menopause at work

Leicestershire County Council support colleagues experiencing menopause at work. Here’s what they did and how they did it, including training seminars, guidance documents on menopause and support groups. When one

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Book with title employment tribunal on front cover
July 16, 2018

Menopause tribunals: what can employers learn?

Here’s a comparison of three menopause tribunals and what employers can learn from them to introduce best practice into their organisations

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June 30, 2018

Case study: University of Leicester

The University of Leicester was the first university in the UK to introduce a menopause policy. Members of the Business School wrote the Government Equalities Office report ‘The effects of menopause

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April 17, 2018

Does menopause in the workplace support or threaten equality?

It seems to me at the moment that some women are unwittingly playing snakes and ladders in the workplace due to their raging hormones at midlife. If you are one

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April 6, 2018

Menopause in the workplace: resources

Thank you for joining our Menopause in the Workplace webinar. We hope you enjoyed the session and it was genuinely helpful in understanding what you need to know and do.

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Menopause in the workplace explained on video by Government researcher Professor Jo Brewis
March 17, 2018

Ignoring menopause in the workplace costs the economy millions

How to support employees going through the transition and why we need to talk about it. In July 2017, my colleagues Dr. Vanessa Beck, Dr. Andrea Davies, Dr. Jesse Matheson

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February 25, 2018

Menopause at work: best practice

More and more women are working through their 50s and into their 60s. Employers are facing a new challenge: how to support employees experiencing menopause whilst at work or risk

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Menopause in the workplace discussion on BBC Woman's hour
January 15, 2018

Menopause in the workplace is a win-win

How do we raise awareness, education and support of menopause in the workplace? Speaking up about menopause in the workplace doesn’t come easy to many women. It can feel deeply

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December 20, 2017

Strong leadership supporting menopause at work

Leadership has certain responsibilities, and one of those is making a difference. For me, that included introducing the first menopause policy in the police force. Sometimes, all it takes is

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December 11, 2017

Trade unions’ role in supporting menopause in the workplace

For women suffering from menopausal symptoms that are affecting them in the workplace, the rise in conversation and new policies around this subject can only be a good thing. With

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