Menopause in the Workplace – Key Essentials


Course introduction

Did you know:
One in six people (17%) have considered leaving work due to a lack of support in relation to their menopause symptoms, and a further 6% have left work. (CIPD report 2023)

The Equality Act 2010 bars discrimination based on sex, age, and disability, thereby encompassing much of the discrimination associated with menopause.

This half day course aims to bridge that gap by providing comprehensive insights into menopause and its implications for both employees and employers. Participants will gain a deep understanding of menopause, including its physiological aspects and common symptoms, as well as explore strategies for navigating this transition in the workplace effectively. Through interactive sessions and case studies, attendees will learn how to foster a supportive work environment, implement inclusive policies, and provide meaningful support to employees experiencing menopause-related challenges. There will also be opportunities to discuss specific challenges with the trainer and network with others.

What we will cover throughout the day

  • Discuss what is the menopause and how it can affect colleagues at work;

  • Understand your organisation’s Duty of Care towards menopausal staff;

  • Unpick the key areas of the UK Employment Law regarding menopause;

  • Understand the definitions of different stages associated with and hormones involved in both perimenopause and menopause;

  • Recognise the physical and mental impact of the menopause and how it can affect both the body and the brain;

  • Discuss how to ensure employee talent is supported and appropriate adjustments made at work;

  • Gain awareness of the 34 typical symptoms and the challenges they might bring;

  • Know what adjustments can be made at work to support menopausal employees;

  • Discuss how to offer support to loved ones and colleagues experiencing symptoms;

  • Look at ways to creating a supportive work environment for all.

Target audience

Whether you’re leading a school/college, teaching, HR professional, a manager, or an employee, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools to create a more inclusive and understanding workplace culture around menopause.

Trainers for this course

Andrea Newton

Over the last 24 years working with organisations across many sectors, Andrea has earned the reputation as a straight-forward, down to earth speaker, who enables people to get comfortable... with the uncomfortable and engage with the more sensitive subjects such as mental health, menopause and suicide prevention. A qualified trainer, tutor and accredited menopause coach, author, speaker and post-menopausal mother, she has excellent feedback from clients who find her approach accessible and often humorous. Using her own lived experience, alongside her learned expertise, she shares information and offers insights that are useful, eye-opening and valuable, and has the ability to engage an audience, whether in person or online, through her high energy delivery style. Definitely one to recommend for truly facilitated learning rather than simply a programme presenter.

See what others have to say about us

Don’t just take our word for it, visit our social media pages for live feedback.

"Andrea has the ability to help people get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Her delivery is high energy and high impact and the feedback from our people has been very positive. I'd highly recommend her."

"Both workplace and home situations can benefit from the sound advice of Andrea’s wealth of experience mixed with her sense of humour, both of which shine through. Thank-you for raising my awareness, answering my questions and helping me support my wife in her journey through this emotional minefield when she has felt lost and overwhelmed."


About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive course via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the course date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The course will run via Zoom from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, however, the trainer will be available 15 minutes before and after the course times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This course is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your course pack includes handouts, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the course.
  • This course is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school. Contact us for details.
  • Please Note – the cost is per person

In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.