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Menopause Essentials Course

You might be hearing more and more conversations about menopause in the news, and rightly so. 

The 18th October is World Menopause Day, a chance to raise awareness of the menopause and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for women throughout their menopause journey. 

Nimble have chosen this day to release their new Menopause Essentials course, a chance for you and your teams to become more confident about making positive changes to your workplace to support your colleagues who are experiencing menopause. 

In the workplace, women in their ‘menopausal window’ are often at the peak of their careers. They can be the most experienced, hardworking and powerful members of your team.

But three out of five (59%) working women between the ages of 45 and 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work. Many women are having to take more absences and leave their careers because dealing with symptoms in the workplace is too difficult.

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When all that expertise, talent and skill are needlessly lost, we all lose out – personally, socially and economically. The impact is huge.

What can we do to ensure these women can feel able to continue working through their menopause journey?

It can be the case that women who experience symptoms don’t feel able to talk openly and honestly with their line managers. Simple changes in the workplace can make a big difference – by having a more open culture, it might be easier for everyone to start that conversation. 

There’s no need to become a medical expert yourself; just a bit of understanding, and the confidence to ask if someone is ok, can be enough to start a positive change. And that’s where the Menopause Essentials course comes in!

“It was important for us to create a course that everyone in the workplace could relate to. A course that helps normalise the conversation and reduces the stigma around menopause” – Rachel and the Learning Design Team at Nimble
This course is useful for everyone, allowing all learners to find out more about the menopause and reflect on how reasonable adjustments in the workplace can enable women to continue working, contributing and fulfilling their potential. Many organisations have women experiencing menopause in their teams, and supporting them at work benefits those individals and the whole business.
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Simple case studies included in the course help learners imagine real examples at work. Listen to the story of someone describing what it’s like to go through menopause yourself while trying to keep up with the demands of your role, and also hear about how colleagues can be affected and respond helpfully. Learners are invited to think about simple changes that might be made in the workplace.
“It’s amazing that Menopause is finally getting the airspace it deserves. The impact, from my own lived experience, is overwhelming. As a CSM, I get asked whether we have a course on Menopause all the time in recent months, and I’m so glad we’ve been able to launch this course in time for World Menopause Day” – Anya, Customer Success Manager at Nimble
The Menopause Essentials course is £14 per learner per year and available from our marketplace here.
If you’re a Nimble Plus customer, this course is available to you free of charge as part of your annual licence. Simply contact your Customer Success Manager and ask for it to be added to your account.