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Our menopause awareness at work training course materials is about awareness of menopause and support for employees.

So, the aim is to make people aware of the issues that women who go through the menopause can face, and how these can affect the way they work.

The menopause awareness course materials have been developed by Dr Valeria Symonds, PhD.

Menopause training course materials for the workplace.
Menopause training for line managers and all employees.

Also, the course is aimed at line managers, HR and all other employees to find out how they can support women at work who go through this phase in their lives, and to women employees themselves, to make them aware of the fact that they can seek support if needed.

This training package is:

  • Fully customizable and editable
  • Downloadable immediately
  • and you will own the rights to edit and reuse it for as many of your own courses as you wish.
  • Compatible in US English and British English.

Why Training Staff on Menopause Awareness at Work Is Important

Women over 40 are an ever-growing portion of the workforce (the fastest-growing portion in the UK, according to a UK government report).

At least 8 out 10 of the menopausal women in the UK are at work, according to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. This is the case in the UK, at least, and it is very likely to be the case in other countries around the world as more women work, our life expectancy is becoming longer and we retire later and later.

Women, on average, go through the menopause between the age of 45 and 54 but symptoms can start earlier, during what is called perimenopause and last up to 10 years. Some women can experience the menopause earlier, due to natural causes or to medical interventions. Some women as early as in their 20s.

Workplace menopause awareness will help your employees

Not all women experience symptoms but it is estimated that 3 in 4 do and 1 in 4 experience quite severe symptoms.

Unfortunately, until recently, the menopause has been a topic that many people have felt uncomfortable to talk about for a variety of reasons, so women did not seek help. This means that up to a quarter of women going through the menopause consider leaving their jobs, as they cannot adjust.

So, why does it make sense for organizations to support women at work who are going through the menopause and raise awareness of this issue?

1. Women over 40 constitute a big percentage of the workforce population.

2. Women over 40 have a lot to contribute to the economy, thanks to their life experience and wisdom; the skills that they have developed over many years of working, as well as being still very motivated.

3. There are legal reasons as well. An employee who is discriminated against because of her menopausal symptoms can sue her employee. Cases have already been won in the UK, where the menopause is covered by the Equality Act 2010 under disability, gender, and age.

4. It makes sense from the point of view of staff retention. Finding and retaining staff is expensive, so it is better to do everything possible to minimize staff turnover.

5. Providing a supportive environment, where people are happy to work, is a good thing in general for any company or organization.

Managing menopause and how HR departments can help with training staff.
As an HR department, you can help by training staff in menopause awareness.

Raising awareness about an issue is the best way to lift any possible stigma and to make sure that staff are supported and are not afraid to seek help.

This is the same for the menopause, this is why raising awareness about the menopause through training is a great way to change attitudes. Our menopause awareness at work training course materials aims at achieving this.

Why Should You Teach Menopause Awareness in the Workplace as a Trainer?

Equality and diversity training‘ and ‘health and wellbeing‘ are two areas that both individuals and organizations are becoming more and more interested in.

So, as a trainer, these are areas that will be very useful for you to include in your teaching portfolio, to keep it fresh and relevant to today’s needs in society.

In particular, training courses on menopause awareness at work will become more relevant, as more and more companies realize the importance of this topic.

Already some large organizations in the UK have started programs to raise awareness of menopause at work and increase support. These include, for example, Nottinghamshire Police and the University of Leicester.

Our off-the-shelf menopause awareness training course materials are completely editable and customizable, for you to adapt the course to yours and your clients’ needs.

Who Are Our Menopause Awareness at Work Training Course Materials Intended for?

This menopause awareness in the workplace training materials package is intended for any type of organization.

The course training materials are suitable for teaching both managers and team members. Also, the course is suitable for teaching both women and men in the workplace so they become aware of the issues surrounding menopause.

Please note that the course does NOT include any medical advice.

We have decided to not include any medical advice in our menopause awareness in the workplace training materials because this is for medical professionals to give.

Instead, the course materials focus on helping participants become aware of what the menopause is and its symptoms; why it is important to raise awareness of the menopause at work and how companies can support their employees.

We have provided a list of resources, as part of the participants’ workbook, for you and your participants to find out more if desired.

Who Could Benefit from This Menopause Awareness Training Package?

There are a number of people who would benefit from attending an ‘awareness of the menopause at work’ training session. These include:

  • Line managers, whose direct reports include or will include women who go through the menopause.
  • HR departments, to better understand how they can adjust the organization’s policy to include the menopause.
  • High-level managers, to understand how issues to do with the menopause in the workplace can impact on the organization’s policies, ethics, and general direction.
  • Employees and team members who are or will be going through the menopause to become aware of where they can get support.
  • All the other employees to be more sympathetic towards their colleagues, who might be suffering from the symptoms of menopause.

Duration

  • This is a short course, that is designed to last up to 2 hours.

If you are a freelance trainer, you can run this session on the same day as other short sessions on related topics (focusing on health and/or equality issues) such as unconscious bias or mental health awareness in the workplace.

Level

These off-the-shelf corporate training materials on menopause awareness are for beginners who are not familiar with the topic.

Outline and Objectives of These Off-the-shelf Training Materials

The aim of this training package is to help raise awareness of menopause issues in the workplace and how to deal with team members who need support.

The training materials encourage discussions on why it is important to support women at work who go through the menopause, why we need to address the stigma surrounding it and what organizations can do to support their employees.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

✔ Understand what the menopause is and how it can affect women’s lives

✔ Outline why it is important to raise awareness of the menopause in the workplace

✔ Identify ways to support women at work who go through the menopause

Delivery Method

This menopause at work training materials package for trainers is designed to be run as a teacher-led, face-to-face session.

However, the focus is on involving participants through discussions, activities and questions and answers, rather than on the trainer lecturing the participants.

So, the training course materials include exercises and discussion points to make sure that the participants are actively involved in learning.

Our training course materials on menopause at work awareness are designed to include everything you will need, as a trainer, to run this course.

We have done the research, the lesson plan, integrated the teaching points with the activities and designed the slides, so you do not have to do all this preparatory work.

You can, nevertheless, edit our off-the-shelf training materials as you wish to adapt them to your needs and add your logo.

Once bought, the course training materials are for you to edit and use as you wish without a time limit.

Topics That Will Be Covered to Include:

  • Menopause definitions
  • Symptoms of the menopause
  • The importance of raising awareness of the menopause in the workplace
  • Advice for managers, HR, and employees
  • No medical advice is given, but a list of further resources is provided

Samples from the Menopause Awareness at Work Training Course Materials

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Tips for managers in dealing with staff who go through the menopause PowerPoint slide from menopause awareness training course materials package
Trainer notes. Stigma surrounding the menopause from menopause awareness training course materials
Trainer Notes. What organizations can do to support their staff who are going through the menopause from menopause awareness training package
Participants workbook menopause awareness. Definition of menopause.
Training workbook symptoms of the menopause from menopause awareness customizable training package
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Who Designed Our Menopause Awareness at Work Training Course Materials?

The menopause awareness course materials have been developed by Dr Valeria Symonds, PhD.

Dr Symonds is an experienced researcher who has worked for universities in the UK and who feels strongly about the menopause, being a middle-aged woman who has become very interested in this topic, for her own benefit.

Price

USD$115 (approx. £85) for the full trainer’s package, ready to download instantly!

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With These Menopause Awareness Training Materials, Instantly Download:

This package contains FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE training material.

✔ 29 PowerPoint  slide deck (includes tutor notes on each slide)

✔ 20-page Trainer’s handbook

✔ Participants’ workbook

✔ Course documents (including sign-in sheet, course evaluation sheet, course outline and one handout for classroom activities)

✔ Course certificate (printable to hand to participants)

Documents delivered using MS Word, PDF (in case you do not have MS Word) and PowerPoint (PPT).

The MS Word and PowerPoint files are fully editable, so you can adapt the material to your specific needs.

American & British English

Suitable for both American English & British English styles.

This course is designed such that it is perfectly suitable for both American English and British English styles.

We have avoided any words that can cause confusion between American and British English styles such as soccer/football.

We have used terms that are common in both and we have used the American style for a few words where a ‘z’ rather than ‘s’ is used i.e. materialize.

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Valeria has been involved with education for over 16 years. She has taught in the UK at the University of Bath and Cardiff Metropolitan University (where she got her PhD), in addition to working as a researcher at Exeter University. Valeria additionally has several years of experience of also working with Ofsted and Cardiff University in management roles.

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