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Menopause Staff Network

The University recognises the power of Staff Networks, these groups provide an opportunity for staff to connect, socialise, support one another, and discuss issues of relevance to their communities.

Staff Networks are run by and for the members. We aim for each Staff Network to be led by a Chair, the key intention behind this role being to embed ownership of the Network within the membership and take a lead on the development of the Network.

The Chairs of the Menopause Staff Network are Jane Dashwood and Emma Shield, you can contact them on J dot Dashwood at warwick dot ac dot uk and E dot Shield at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Menopause Guidelines and Staff Passport

The Menopause guidelinesLink opens in a new window set out the University’s commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for those employees experiencing menopausal and andropause symptoms.

The guidelines apply to all employees including staff who identify as non-binary, trans and intersex. The guidelines cover the definitions and symptoms of menopause and outlines how managers and colleagues can support employees during menopause, alongside guidance from Occupational HealthLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window and Human Resources. There are signposts for employees to the available resources and other forms of support, both internally at the University and externally.

The Menopause passportLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowis an optional support tool owned by you to help discussions with your line manager and to identify appropriate support.

Get Involved

  • We have launched a group on Teams so that staff can chat and ask questions as well as share information and support. To be added to the Teams Group please email the Network Chairs, Jane Dashwood and Emma Shield.
  • You can contact either Jane or Emma if you wish to chat in confidence.
  • Attend a meeting (future meeting dates TBA).


Learn More

Learn more about the menopause by completing the Menopause at WorkLink opens in a new window online training module and watch videos showcasing lived experiences of the menopauseLink opens in a new window.