I saw on a post last week that a woman was complaining about menopause being talked about so much. She said women just used to get on with it so why don’t we just get on with it now? It’s true, menopause is talked about a lot at the moment and with World Menopause Day on Friday, there will be a lot of coverage and activity all over the world. My question is how can this be a bad thing?
Let’s Talk Menopause
Talking about things that are a challenge has been proven to be incredibly helpful in overcoming difficult times. There are so many things that we didn’t used to talk about and now we do. Dementia, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental health, depression … I could go on. The world was not a better place when these things were ignored, dismissed or swept under the carpet.
For some women, menopause can be an incredibly challenging time. Ensuring the right information, support and treatment is available is essential and not just for these women. Whether you are struggling with menopause yourself, you will still live with, work with, be friends with or be related to a woman facing challenges. We all need to know and talk more.
Awareness days break through the noise of our daily lives to create a platform to ensure the right messages are out there and reaching the widest audience possible. So many of the women I work with feel alone and isolated as they go through this journey. Knowing other women are experiencing the same things, that they’re not on their own and that they’re not going crazy can be a huge comfort. If anyone is feeling alone then please join our private Facebook Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/164007577634089/ “Menopause – advice, tips, support and friendship“. This amazing group of ladies are a huge support to each other, sharing their stories, what’s working and asking for help and support. You’ll be made to feel very welcome!
World Menopause Day
This week of World Menopause Day I am spending time in some amazing, forward thinking organisations wanting to support women through menopause in the workplace. For 3 years now Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplacehave been working in partnership with forward thinking organisations who are starting conversations, providing the right sign posting for employees, raising awareness of menopause symptoms and how they can affect women at work. We have helped many organisations put the right guidance for managers and staff in place along side reasonable adjustments. Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workplace.
I am really passionate about women having access to the right information and support. If you haven’t already, download our freebies:
- What Every Woman Should Know About the Menopause
- What’s My Body Trying to Tell Me?
- 10 Things I Can Do Today to Help My Menopause