THAT’S something that will affect half the population at some point – but despite that, menopause remains taboo in most workplaces.
For this exact reason we created Menopause problems campaign – to guide this transition and ensure women get the support they need.
And now the Go-Ahead Group – the UK’s largest rail brand and one of the four largest bus operators – has announced that it is committed to rolling out new menopause policies to meet our campaign.
Scott Maynard, Head of Human Resources, Go-Ahead Group, said: “We know that going through menopause can pose many challenges for women in the workplace.
“We are fully committed to supporting our colleagues and raising the level of understanding on this issue.
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“As one of the UK’s largest public transport operators, the Go-Ahead Group is proud to support the Amazing Menopause Issues campaign and we applaud The Sun for expanding awareness on this topic.”
The company – with 27,000 employees – also revealed that it is now creating policies to support menopause for its female workforce after hosting a series of educational workshops for managers.
Furthermore, Aldi has also supported our much-needed campaign when they recently released a menopause support guide for their 33,000 workers.
Vicky Metcalf, Diversity and Inclusion Director at Aldi UK, said: “We are truly delighted to be supporting The Sun’s Amazing Menopause Issues campaign and raising awareness of a The problem affects a lot of our colleagues.”
Their support comes as our exclusive survey for Great Menopause Problems The campaign found that women typically notice their first symptoms around age 47, 18 years before the accepted retirement age.
It means that millions of women face brain fog, anxiety, hot flashes, memory loss and other problems. debilitating symptoms at work.
Menopause forcing up to one in eight women to quit their jobs, while others quit their jobs, retire early or give up promotions because of difficult symptoms.
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Great Menopause Problems
It is estimated that one in five of the UK population is experiencing this condition.
However, menopause is still whispered in a discreet voice as if it were something to be ashamed of.
The stigma attached to the transition means that women have suffered in silence for centuries.
The Sun is determined to change that, launching the Amazing Menopause Issues campaign to give a kick to the long-awaited taboo and help women get the support they need. .
The campaign has three goals:
- To make HRT free in UK
- Let every workplace have a supportive menopause policy
- To break the taboos surrounding menopause
The campaign has been supported by a host of influential figures including Baron Karren Brady CBE, celebrities Lisa Snowdon, Jane Moore, Michelle Heaton, Zoe Hardman, Saira Khan, Trisha Goddard, as well as Dr. Louise Newson, Carolyn Harris MP, Jess Phillips MP, Caroline Nokes MP and Rachel Maclean MP.
Exclusive research commissioned by Fabulous, which surveyed 2,000 British women aged 45-65 who are going through or have gone through menopause, found that 49 per cent of women suffered from depression, while 7% felt wanted. commits suicide while going through menopause.
50% of respondents said there is not enough support available to menopausal women, which is simply not good enough. It’s time to change that.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17096185/fabulous-menopause-matters-rail-franchise-policies/ UK’s biggest rail brand backs Fabulous Menopause Matters campaign & pledges to create policy for 27,000 workers