We have found many events aimed at people who need support during their menopause, but few for people who need to provide support for people who are menopausal in the Workplace. If you are a cis man, or have yet to experience menopause and you live, or work in Birmingham, Solihull or Warwickshire we'd like to help increase your knowledge and awareness in an environment of people with similar experience where you can freely discuss any issues which have arisen for you.

This session is delivered by BVSC (Birmingham Voluntary Service Council), DRC (Disability Resource Centre), and Salus Fatigue Foundation, a Partnership developed to support people who are affected by menopausal health issues to remain in or return to the workforce.

Over the two hours, we will hear personal stories from both an employee who’s working life was changed by menopause symptoms, and from a small business employer who has changed their approach to people management as a result of increased menopause awareness. We will also hear from an employment law trainer at Worknest https://worknest.com/

We will share information about the FREE services DRC offer to workplaces around policies, and training workplace Menopause Champions, as part of the wider Project. Salus Fatigue Foundation will share how they can help people through life-style practices, and in community settings. A light breakfast will be provided, and there will be the opportunity for a group discussion and networking.

As the Project is funded through the government we will also use this engagement to influence and inform policy, and create future change in menopausal health support across Birmingham, Solihull and Warwickshire, and ultimately affect national support.

The Project is funded until 2025 by the The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Fund - a joint initiative run by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and the UK Health Security Agency. The theme of the fund for 2022 to 2025 is women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace and links in with the development of the new Women’s Health Strategy.

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