Menopause Friendly Accreditation
The Univesity of Warwick is recognised as 'Committed' to being Menopause Friendly.
The Menopause Friendly Accreditation recognises inclusive employers that build awareness and understanding of how menopause can have an effect at work and shows that a company takes the wellbeing of their colleagues seriously.
The University of Warwick has committed to being a Menopause Friendly Employer by signing up to the Accreditation.
People experiencing the menopause are the fastest-growing workplace demographic. The average age for a person to reach menopause is 51, although many are now much younger, and nearly 8 in 10 are in work. With 3 in 4 experiencing symptoms and as many as 1 in 4 considering leaving work during their menopause, it’s a key area for employer focus.
What does being ‘menopause friendly’ mean?
It means being clear how we support menopause in the workplace, creating an environment where menopause can be talked about easily and putting support in place for colleagues.
For the Menopause Friendly Accreditation there is a clear set of criteria we need to meet, which is then assessed by an expert independent panel to make sure we’re doing all we can. Knowing that we’re working towards this accreditation can reassure our colleagues that it’s something that we’re passionate about getting right.
Menopause is not an issue for women. It’s something we all need to understand, a subject we should all feel comfortable discussing. The more awareness we have, the better we can support our colleagues, friends, and family.
Find out more in the “Why Menopause Friendly” video below. You can download the video transcript here.