Menopause at Work Essential Insights

Gain an understanding of the potential impact of menopause on individuals at work and how organisations can create supportive policies and environments.


60-90 minutes

Online self-directed

Essential Insights


Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.

The ability to empathise and consider the wellbeing of others is key to valuing people at work. When individuals are given a meaningful voice, they can speak up, feel safe, included and able to thrive. Therefore, creating and maintaining a positive working relationship between an organisation and its people involves using employee voice insights to instigate change and create a culture of trust.

The effect of the menopause transition impacts many people’s health and wellbeing in the workplace. This course sensitively broaches what is often a taboo topic, explaining the physical and psychological symptoms associated with menopause and clarifying common misconceptions. It will support individuals and organisations to feel equipped to discuss menopause in the context of work and build an open and inclusive culture.

By exploring how menopause affects people differently in the workplace, learners will be able to contribute to developing people policies that enable everyone to be their best at work.

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You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.


In this course, you will:

  • introduce menopause and its associated symptoms
  • explore the impact that menopause has on people and their health in the workplace
  • identify how organisations can support the menopause transition.


Is this course right for me?

This Essential Insights programme is ideal for anyone (within or outside the people profession) seeking insight into menopause symptoms and how to support individuals at work going through the menopause transition. It is also aimed at helping those who are experiencing the effects of menopause to initiate positive change in their organisations.

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