Staff wellbeing and the menopause – building an inclusive and supportive workplace
Date: 14th November 2022
Location: Manchester - Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Two New Bailey, 6 Stanley Street, Salford, M3 5GX
Price: £60 + VAT
Monday 14 November 2022
Timings: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Registration from 9.30am with a session start time of 10am. Refreshments and lunch are included.
Staff wellbeing continues to be an increasingly important issue for university HR professionals. With more people reporting a deterioration in their mental health during the pandemic and high levels of working days being lost through stress, anxiety or depression, the challenges for employers have never been greater. The challenge is particularly acute for the UK HE sector, where research by Hepi showed a continued and consistent rise in staff referrals to counselling services even before the pandemic, up 155% over the period 2010 to 2018.
For many workers, employers’ engagement with and effective management of the menopause is an issue that can make a critical contribution to the improvement of their experience of the workplace and directly contribute to an improvement in wellbeing. According to the British Menopause Society, 35% of women believe their menopause symptoms have negatively impacted their work, whilst a report from the CIPD put this figure at 59%. With women in the UK HE workforce outnumbering men by 54.4% to 45.6%, and with 25.4% of the workforce women aged between 46 and 55, the extent to which the menopause has the potential to impact on wellbeing within universities is clear
What we will cover
In this interactive session, we will be exploring the impact of the menopause on wellbeing and performance. We will also consider its implications for the development of women leaders and gender pay disparities, potential age and disability discrimination issues, and other legal considerations such as duty of care, management of sickness absence and health and safety. Our objectives will be to share insights and best practice, identify risks and challenges and explore solutions.
The session will be led by Lesley Salem, Founder of Over The Bloody Moon - a leading menopause support provider. Educating, up-skilling & supporting employees & individuals on menopause. Lesley is an Expert Speaker & Podcast Hostess of 'The Change Makers'.
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