We Work Together S2 E5 guests Amy Tatham, Anne Connolly and Laila Ahmed

There are 3.5 million women over 50 in the workplace in the UK and women make up 77 per cent of the 1.3 million people in the NHS workforce alone – so why do we not talk more about the menopause when it affects so many of our colleagues and loved ones?

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is working with people affected by the menopause across health and social care to stamp out the taboo and stigma that still exists.

We’re doing this in partnership with Henpicked, an online community for ‘women who weren’t born yesterday’ and the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum through its #RockMyMenopause campaign.

Whether you’re a person experiencing perimenopause or menopause, a friend, partner or family member of someone who is, or whether you’re a leader or healthcare professional – join us to get informed, make a difference and help us to bring menopause to the mainstream.

Take a look at the resources, listen to our podcast or join us for one of our ‘let’s talk menopause’ virtual sessions launched as part of International Women’s Day 2024 – because menopause deserves a mention and it’s time to #BreakTheBias.


Menopause resources for colleagues

We’ve pulled together the list of handy menopause resources below to provide information and support for those experiencing the menopause.

They may also be useful if you know someone who is experiencing perimenopause or menopause, or you want to understand more about what it feels like to experience it.

Please let us know if there’s anything else you think we could add by using the feedback form at the bottom of this page.

General resources about the menopause

Resources about menopause symptoms

Resources about staying well during the menopause

If you work in health or care across West Yorkshire and are experiencing feelings that are difficult to cope with, our mental health and wellbeing hub is here to help. You can self-refer yourself confidentially to the hub or alternatively, you can email wyicb-bdc.wyh.mentalwellbeinghub@nhs.net to arrange a wellbeing check-in.

Resources about menopause in the workplace

Resources about speaking to your GP during the menopause

Menopause resources for line managers and HR teams

As people managers and health and care leaders, we are responsible for ensuring we support our colleagues through every stage of their life.

Below are a selection of resources that can help people and HR managers to provide compassionate and informed support for colleagues experiencing the menopause.