Emma Persand is a menopause associate with Working With The Menopause. She is also an OH professional, working with the NHS and the Director of Lumer Health: a workplace wellbeing company.
The society we live in and the culture we have been brought up with influences a menopause experience. This includes the workplace which generally does not cater for gender specific health issues other than pregnancy. Reducing hormones can bring health risks influenced, not just from biological changes, but also due to ethnicity and trans gender considerations, and our own attitudes.
Symptoms can also be suffered prematurely, classed as Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI), after certain treatments for example breast cancer or due to a surgical induced menopause following a hysterectomy or simply, spontaneous. These women need support and understanding at work.
This session seeks to normalise the menopausal transition through education and understand the professional duty of care responsibilities.