Miss Menopause has been created to fill the void of educational services needed by women and their organisations as they reach menopause.
Most women will tell you that they had “the chat” to teach them what was about to happen to their bodies as they reached puberty. Sadly it is estimated less than 10% of companies across the UK are educating their workforce about menopause and the impact it could have.
So why does it matter?
Since 1971 there has been an ongoing decline in men working full time while the opposite is true of women. It’s estimated that in 15 years’ time the amount of full time working women will equal that of men.
The changes to pensionable age brought about in 2010 also mean more women are working for longer than ever before. This trend is set to continue.
Who is affected?
100% of all women will go through the menopause. Whether they have had children or not, all women will go through this phase in their life. The average age for the menopause is 51 in the UK, however some symptoms may begin many years before and can last up to a decade or more postmenopause too. Mental health issues can often arise due to the menopause.