Community members in Scotland have been taking part in online webinars around menopause awareness called ‘Let’s Talk Menopause’. These webinars were funded through the Scottish Union Learning Development Fund and were delivered to members in Zurich Insurance, NSPCC/Glasgow, GEOAmey – as well as members from our Education and Early Years sector.
The sessions were delivered by Ruth Devlin, a qualified nurse who set up ‘Let’s Talk Menopause’ to help raise awareness and to provide accurate information on the menopause. She is passionate about providing women and employers with evidence-based information and support, helping women to make informed decisions about how to manage their menopause and so improve their quality of life.
These sessions were delivered to a mix of women and men, with a good representation from male managers who want to be able to provide better support for staff members experiencing menopausal symptoms. The sessions were open and informative, and led to some good discussions specifically around workplace menopause policies.
Susan Cassidy, Learning Organiser in Scotland, said:
“These are the first of these types of courses we have delivered in Scotland, and we have been getting some great feedback. Ruth is a fountain of knowledge on the subject, and we tried to make the sessions a safe space for everyone. Since these sessions, our Reps in two different workplaces are now pursuing a menopause policy with their employer.”
Want to get involved? You can find more information on Community’s Menopause at Work campaign here.
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