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We’ve signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge

Menopause Pledge Intranet

At GSA we believe Menopause is not just a gender or age issue; it is an organisational issue. It can impact colleagues both directly and indirectly and we have been doing lots to raise awareness and support colleagues impacted by the menopause.

To continue our commitment to making GSA a supportive and understanding workplace for colleagues going through the menopause, we are pleased to announce that we have signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge.

Organised by women’s health charity, Wellbeing of Women, the pledge recognises organisations who talk openly, positively and respectfully about the menopause and takes positive action to make sure everyone going through the menopause is supported.

The menopause is a natural part of ageing and occurs when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to have children. Menopausal symptoms include hot flushes, mood changes, memory problems and changes in sex drive. It’s a gradual process which happens over months or years, averaging at about four years.

Menopause awareness and support in the workplace is essential. Everyone needs to be aware of the menopause and be better equipped to support themselves and their colleagues around the symptoms and support available.

Sarah Wheadon, our People Engagement and Communication Specialist, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we have signed up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge and reinforced our aim to normalise the menopause and the effects it has on people experiencing it.

“So far, over 2,600 employers have signed up to the pledge, including the BBC, Tesco and Royal Mail.

“By sharing information and continuing the conversation at GSA, we can make sure that no one feels alone or lost. This pledge will help us to continue that journey and ensure that all colleagues are supported.”