This scheme offers education, training and practical tools to help people understand the menopause and thrive at work. Menopause@Work aims to:

  • Educate people about the menopause – raising the profile of the menopause experience particularly at work.

  • Break the stigma surrounding it and providing evidence based knowledge.

  • Empower people to access the support that is right for them – including workplace adjustments, lifestyle, and medical options.

  • Support small business to provide a menopause friendly environment – including training and practical resources.

Who’s it for?

People who live or work in Brighton & Hove specifically:

  • People who are, will or have experienced menopause.

  • Mangers, business owners and colleagues who want to support menopause at work.

Who’s involved?

The project is delivered by Here, a not-for-profit social enterprise providing outstanding healthcare care services in Sussex and Brighton and Hove City Council’s Public Health Team.

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Project Leads

Health Improvement Specialist in the Public Health Team at Brighton and Hove City Council. Laura Wood

"My role is supporting this project with workplace wellbeing advice and support, including public health knowledge and intelligence. I will work on our current programme of work to support any workplace in the City with free support and advice about health and wellbeing for the working population and using our team’s community links to support tackling inequalities throughout this project. I will also lead on developing healthy lifestyle interventions to support and raise awareness of the prevention of health impacts during the menopause."

Sarah Leroux is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has trained with the British Menopause Society and currently works as a Menopause Specialist Nurse in the Brighton and Hove Community NHS Menopause Clinic. Sarah Leroux

"My role is to support the project by leading and participating on the clinical features of the online training as well as advising the team on new updates and advice around menopause care, guidelines and best practice both for individuals and in the workplace. I have specialised in the menopause for many years and am passionate about delivering a holistic approach to the menopause, providing expert knowledge of HRT as well as supporting healthy lifestyle and wellbeing choices which will not only impact the lives of those experiencing menopause symptoms but will also benefit long term health."

Why Menopause at Work?

Multiple academic and government reports highlight the struggles of women who work during menopause transition. Many leave because of symptoms, lack of information or training about the menopause at work. We know that people in work have better health outcomes. Our scheme aims to not only help resolve these issues so people can stay at work, but to help them thrive at work during and after their menopause.

Why Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)?

82% of businesses in Brighton & Hove are SMEs. Yet they have limited access to structured menopause support, education and training. We have created this scheme in response to specific feedback from SMEs based in Brighton and Hove, who emphasised having limited time and resources. So, the online learning platform will be helpful in ensuring they can access flexible, free support.

Can I get involved?

Yes! We want to develop this project with people experiencing menopause and the community.

Get in touch

If you want to be kept up to date with the project, drop us an email