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Coping with menopause in the workplace

30th January 2018

It was a real privilege and honour being invited back to ITV with Lorraine Kelly to talk about the potential impact the menopause can have in the workplace. A survey we undertook at West Midlands Police showed that around 80% of women had experienced symptoms affecting them at work and around a quarter had time…

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Meg Matthews and the Menopause

29th January 2018

Meg Matthews has been openly speaking about her menopause experience and she is really passionate about helping women so they have a more positive experience than she did. Sylk kindly organised #sylktalksmenopause event in London which was an opportunity to talk all things menopause including less talked about symptoms such as vaginal dryness and reduced libido.…

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Menopause in Younger Women

25th January 2018

Around one in a hundred women under 40 years of age have an premature menopause. Going through the menopause when you are young can be very difficult emotionally. Without treatment it can also increase your risk of conditions in the future such as heart disease and osteoporosis. It is really important that you seek help…

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BBC Woman’s Hour and Menopause

14th January 2018

What a week for BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour who had conversations about the menopause for an entire week in conjunction with BBC Radio Sheffield, including the potential impact on work and relationships. Treatment options, including HRT, were also talked about. Finally this taboo was discussed in detail. I spoke on Tuesday and Friday. It…

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Women with menopausal symptoms at work need more than fans on their desks!

8th January 2018

Try mentioning the word “menopause” at work and it is likely to stun people into silence or cause an embarrassing giggle at a hormonal woman’s expense. The most many employers offer to their menopausal women in the workplace are fans – but is this enough? I have been working closely with West Midlands Police helping…

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