Managing Menopause in the Workplace seminar

You are invited to join Business in the Community NI for a Managing Menopause in the Workplace seminar that aims to address the lack of awareness, information and conversation around this important subject.

  • Date:

    06 Nov 2019

  • Time:

    9:15 am - 11:00 am

  • Location:

    BEAM Centre, Invista House, Maydown, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 6TH

A BBC survey found that 70% of women do not make their employer aware that they are experiencing symptoms of the menopause, despite 41% saying it affects their job.

Whilst policies to support staff exist in some organisations, workers over 50 years of age experiencing the menopause feel they suffer in silence due to lack of awareness, and are reluctant to ask for reasonable adjustments, such as sitting closer to a window or being able to take a short break outside. (Age at Work 2019) 

9:15am breakfast and registration. Light refreshments will be provided.

Seminar speakers

  • Dr Ciara McLaughlinMB BCh BAO (hons) BA, MRCGP, DRCOG, PGDipDiabetes, PGDipOphthalmology 
  • Dr McLaughlin will give an overview of perimenopause and menopause, their symptoms and how to manage them. Dr McLaughlin has a wealth of knowledge on various treatments, including HRT, and will discuss the effects alcohol can have on the menopause. 
  • Dr Hugh Quigley Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Hypnotherapist/Supervisor/Trainer/Consultant. Dr Quigley will explore some of the holistic strategies can help deal with the symptoms of peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause, and review a range of tools and strategies that can be easily implemented into your everyday life to manage symptoms. 

For more information please contact Shannon McGowan at shannon.mcgowan@bitcni.org.uk or call (028) 7186 1550. 

This event is funded by Drink Wise Age Well as part of the Drink Wise Age Well Menopause Campaign.