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October is World Menopause Month

This year focuses on raising awareness of menopause and cardiovascular health.

Managing the effects of the menopause at work is important for both Glen and our staff.

For those experiencing symptoms it can be a difficult and stressful time. Everyone will experience the menopause differently and for some, symptoms can be quite severe and can affect people both physically and mentally.If your oestrogen levels fall, then fat can build up in your arteries causing them to become narrower.

This increases your risk of developing coronary heart disease, a heart attack or stroke. The menopause can also cause changes in your body that increase your risk of coronary heart disease.

*Source British Heart Foundation.

Maryann Worsfold, HR Business Partner and Diane Walker, Service Delivery Manager are part of the Glen Wellbeing Ambassador Team, with a focus on Menopause.

They recently attended a workshop with ACAS, which provides awareness training for managers including how to deal with the subject sensitively and fairly; and consider making practical changes at work to help staff manage their symptoms.

Part of the workshop talked about developing a menopause policy that explains how the menopause can affect people differently and what support is available, in the employee news we have requested representatives to help write this policy.


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