What topics are covered by menopause awareness training?
There’s no hard and fast list but if you’re thinking about arranging menopause workplace training it pays to have an idea.
In this blog I’ll share with you some of the key topics and subjects that can be discussed by menopause awareness training that’s delivered online, by webinar, a workshop, elearning or webinar, so if you’re thinking of arranging menopause awareness training you’ll have a better idea of what to expect or what to consider when arranging your own menopause workplace training for yourself, for others or your business or organisation.
What is menopause awareness training?
I’d describe Menopause awareness training as gaining a better understanding and knowledge about menopause and how you and your organisation can support your colleagues.
Why is menopause awareness training important for managers and the workplace?
In a nutshell, the more openly and easily we talk about menopause the less of a taboo subject it is!
Everyone has the right to be fully supported in a work environment
What topics are covered in menopause awareness training?
Some topics are, but not limited to:
- Peri-menopause and Menopause symptoms – what potential symptoms your colleagues can suffer from
- How symptoms of peri -menopause and menopause can affect your colleagues in the workplace and away from the workplace
- Peri-menopause and menopause myths
- How the workplace can affect menopause and peri-menopause symptoms
- Menopause and the law
- How to have difficult conversations about menopause in the workplace
- How to have difficult conversations about menopause with a colleague
- How to support colleagues during their peri-menopause and menopause
- What reasonable adjustments can be considered for colleagues during peri-menopause and menopause
- Menopause policy – you could be given a template or advice on creating a menopause policy that’s right for the culture of your organisation
- Menopause workplace guidance and guidelines
- Reasonable adjustments
- Risk assessments
- Flexible working options
- Signposting – where individuals can get resources and support about their menopause
Want to know more about menopause awareness for your workplace?
Here’s some additional resources.