New course gets us to talk on menopause

In a special offer for Flinders University staff, an interactive webinar that discusses the effects menopause has on women in the workplace is being offered by the Flinders University Work, Health and Safety Unit.

The interactive webinar – “Menopause: why it’s everyone’s business”, being held from 12.30-1.45pm on Tuesday 28th February – will feature Wellbeing and Productivity Coach Thea O’Connor discussing why it’s important to talk about menopause at work, how menopause can affect a person’s work, and how work can affect menopause symptoms.

Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, and at least 50% of women say the symptoms make their work more challenging. Up to 1 in 3 consider quitting their jobs and 10% do resign, not only due to the symptoms of menopause, but also because of the stigma that surrounds this topic, which prevents them from accessing simple supports that could make a world of difference.

Thea O’Connor draws on more than 25 years’ experience in health promotion as a dietitian focused on nutrition, body image, sleep science and workplace health, to provide insights that help leaders, teams and individuals improve their workplace engagement and effectiveness through body intelligence and better health.

For more information about interactive webinar and to register your attendance, please click here.

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