How workplaces can play a role in normalising menopause
Tuesday 6 December 2022  13:00 GMT
Approximately 13 million women in the UK are perimenopausal or postmenopausal – 19% of the UK population.  And according to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine approximately 80% of menopausal women are working.  

Menopausal women are now the fastest growing workforce demographic and are a valuable asset, playing a huge societal role economically.  

It is estimated that around 75% of menopausal women will experience some symptoms; and 25% could experience serious symptoms.  How a woman manages any menopause symptoms she may have should be between her and her GP or menopause specialist, unless it is affecting her work or she chooses to discuss any issues.  Managers don't need to be medical experts - but they should have a reasonable level of knowledge and understand how they can support. 

Join Carolyn Taylor, Head of Mental Health, Resilience and Wellbeing, and Dr Mary Thompson, Medical Officer, as they look at the potential effects of the menopause and how workplaces can support.

We expect the webinar to last around 50 minutes, to include a Q&A.  Should you be unavailable to attend at the scheduled time, please note that registrants will receive a link to the recording following the webinar.
Dr Mary Thompson
Medical Officer, Scotland

With a background in Public Health and research, Mary joined International SOS in August 2022 as a medical officer.  She has had a varied career, including medicine, academia, clinical management, service provision, public health and obesity management.  

In her public health roles, Mary has worked on a range of long term conditions, including mental health, arthritis and communicable diseases, and has an interest in and awareness of the burden of illness and disability and the positive health benefits of societal productivity.
Carolyn Taylor
Head of Mental Health, Resilience and Wellbeing, Scotland

Carolyn works at a strategic level to drive our clients' health agenda, in conjunction with her medical colleagues.  

She has over 20 years' experience across a range of industries, with a specific focus on supporting the energy industry. Over that period, Carolyn has built an extensive knowledge base, visiting offshore installations around the UK and Europe, conducting training, workshops and providing individual support on all aspects of mental health, resilience and trauma.   

Carolyn is an accredited CBT psychotherapist, an accredited EMDR practitioner, Mental Health Trainer, Post Trauma Consultant and Trauma Risk Manager.
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