Supporting menopause in the workplace

Tony Wright

Published on
13 October 2022

Did you know that 100% of women will experience menopause?

Did you know that 63% of women say their menopause symptoms negatively impacted their work, and that 1 in 4 menopausal women will consider leaving their workplace because of their symptoms?

“Thirty years ago, menopause was a topic that was hardly spoken about at home, let alone in the workplace.”

Well, thank goodness times have changed, and there are now numerous resources available to help employers and employees effectively manage menopause in the workplace.

Menopause Resources and Articles


A guide to managing menopause at work

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. They have created this handy guide to manging menopause in the workplace for line managers.

2. Peppy

Menopause Support for the workplace

Peppy provides a support platform for your employees who are going through menopause, but they also provide expert advice and training around menopause in the workplace for employers. You can download their toolkit here.

3. Henpicked Menopause Hub

Menopause and Work

Henpicked has a number of informative articles about menopause in the workplace. Many of their articles are written for the women who are experiencing menopause, but these can provide some good insights for employers

Workplace Training

1. Laughology Menopause Awareness at Work Training Workshop

Laughology was founded in 2006 to provide wellbeing training to organisations, built around the psychology of humour, laughter and happiness.

The Laughology menopause workshop tackles the issues of menopause at work head-on. It enables organisations to start the menopause debate in an open, engaging, non-threatening and fun way.

2. Menopause Training Company

Started after Marketing Expert Sarah was hit with Menopause and felt completely unsupported, Menopause Training Company helps forward-thinking businesses and organisations establish their menopause friendly workplace without the worry of saying or doing the wrong thing.


1. Rock my Menopause: Menopause and Work

In this podcast, Rock My Menopause’s Dr Jane Davis and Founder and CEO of, Fiona Tatton, talk about the impact of menopause and the devastating effect that it can have on women at work.

2. The Irwin Mitchell Podcast: Menopause in the Workplace

The Irwin Mitchell Podcast is a fortnightly pod providing advice and updates on all things finance and legal. In this episode, they discuss how businesses can better support their menopausal employees.

3. Inclusive Employers: Menopause at Work

Established in 2011, Inclusive Employers are experts on workplace inclusion. In this episode, they explore why menopause is still a taboo topic and why it’s important that we all understand more.


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