Menopause in the workplace
The NSW Government aims to assist employees and managers in initiating conversations on menopause, building a deeper understanding of how it can be navigated in the workplace.
Perimenopause and menopause symptoms can often affect women in their daily lives. Many employees may feel a stigma around discussing menopause in the workplace and be reluctant to inform their managers of their symptoms. This could prevent them from accessing workplace support. The employee fact sheet informs and assists employees with accessing the support they may need in their workplace.
Managers can support employees experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms by creating an inclusive workplace where staff know their wellbeing is prioritised, feel valued and confident, and appreciated during this period of their lives.
By having a conversation with employees, managers can reduce the impact of perimenopause and menopause on a person’s workforce participation. The NSW Government has developed a fact sheet to support managers of employees experiencing this transition.
The Working with Menopause webinar
The Working with Menopause Webinar was held on Thursday 18 May 2023 to raise awareness about menopause in public sector workplaces.
The webinar discussed the impacts of perimenopause and menopause on people in the workplace. Panelists shared tips on how to navigate this important conversation at work.
Menopause at Work have developed the Menopause Information Pack for Organizations (MIPO), a free, open access suite of resources to help workplaces support menopausal transition informed by internationally recognised research.