'The change’ as an issue affecting a large proportion of the workforce. However, it is still considered a taboo subject by many businesses. 10% of women quit their jobs because of their menopause experience and many others suffer in silence because they feel it is not a subject to be broached, or that they will not be taken seriously.
Businesses have traditionally been squeamish about addressing issues raised by the menopause. However, as the UK workforce ages, discussion must open up.
The Laugholoy menopause workshop tackles the issues head-on and allows businesses to start the menopause debate in an open, engaging, non-threatening and fun way. It helps men and women talk openly and honestly about the challenges menopause presents. It addresses misconceptions and provides information on the workplace implications of the process, covering areas such as symptoms, the impact of hormone replacement therapy and gender misconceptions. Most importantly it gives organisations the opportunity to think about support structures for their menopausal staff to allow them to continue to be engaged and productive team members.
‘I’m so grateful we are actually talking about this. What a great session. I learnt so much about myself.’ The course really helped our staff to talk about the menopause, a very taboo subject. Loved the approach
‘The buzz following the workshops was fantastic and they went down so well, we’ve now secured extra funding from the PMAS to deliver some more.’
Women comprise approximately half (47 percent) of the UK’s workforce. About 3.5 million are aged 50 and over. Occupational health issues for older workers in general, and older women workers in particular, have often been ignored.
Thousands of female workers experience key menopause symptoms such as:
Our workshops educate and inform about the challenges and myths around the menopause and investigate best practice on how to support people and help them continue effectively in their roles.
We have years of expertise in delivering workshops which address sensitive subjects in an engaging and fun way. Our unique approach promotes audience interaction and openness. It allows conversations to flow, questions to be asked and opinions to be challenged in a safe and non-judgemental forum.
We have worked on various public health messages, including obesity, long-term illness, sex education and bereavement. We have delievered training to the private sector on subjects such as racism, unconscious bias, sexism and ageism. We have a history of making scientific and psychological information accessible. We devise practical, cost-efficient solutions that can be easily embedded.
The 60 to 90-minute interactive awareness session will help enhance thinking and highlight some of the challenges faced by women and men during menopause. It will investigate positive steps to help manage these. The session will explore the neuroscience and biological science of menopause to helps managers, leaders, teams and individuals understand the condition and how it can be supported.
The sessions include:
The workshop will give a greater insight into the challenges and provide practical solutions to menopause. It allows for a greater understanding of how beliefs based on myth and culture can affect how we treat others and the impact this can have on well-being.
It will deliver tangible, practical techniques for managers, leaders and individuals to enable positive behaviours that promote positive thinking and communication around the challenges of menopause.
Laughology menopause awareness sessions will benefit your workforce and help the progression and resilience of your organisation. They can be structured around the needs and size of your workforce - and we guarantee that menopause awareness has never been so much fun.