Menopause at work

Toolkit / 23 November 2023
Older woman leading meeting

Below is a list of links to helpful web-based support for perimenopause and menopause, providing useful resources, expert information and advice, videos and podcasts, shared stories, online forums and support networks as well as guidance for employers.

The free balance app by renowned menopause specialist, Dr Louise Newson and the thousands of people who’ve shared their perimenopause and menopause insights with her, allows you to track your symptoms, access personalised expert content, download a Health Report, share stories in the community and lots more. 

Black women in menopause is a platform that raises awareness of black people’s menopausal experiences providing a safe space for black people and people of colour, to ensure that they have access to accurate information about how the menopause affects them and content relevant to their needs.  

The British Menopause Society (BMS) is the specialist authority for menopause and post reproductive health in the UK. Find your nearest BMS menopause specialist is a link for help and advice for women who have a specific medical question and do not feel their GP has answered all their questions. It enables them to find a menopause specialist, some of the specialists are private as well as NHS. 

BMS TV is a series of short videos covering some of the key topics in menopause care by leading specialists in their field.  

GenderGP: 5 Menopause and Hormone Facts. GenderGP is an online health and wellbeing clinic which serves transgender people of all ages across the world – and those who support them. 

Henpicked Menopause Hub has a wealth of resources, expert information and advice, videos and podcasts and top tips and women’s stories to help people make informed choices. 

The Menopause Charity’s aim is to educate everybody so that perimenopause and menopause are properly understood.  

Menopause Matters is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available. They have a forum that women find useful. 

Menopause Support is a not-for-profit community interest company and the home of the national #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign which calls for mandatory menopause education for doctors, greater menopause awareness and support in the workplace and for menopause to be added to the RSE curriculum in secondary school education. As well as free resources on the website, there is a closed Facebook Group, The Menopause Support Network

Menopause whilst black is a series of podcasts placing the menopausal experience of Black UK based women front and centre by sharing their stories. 

The NHS has guides to Menopause and The ‘male menopause’

Rock My Menopause is a campaign of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum, a group of 10,000 healthcare professionals with a special interest in women’s health. The Forum aims to help women to recognise that their symptoms may be menopause and have the confidence to speak to their doctor if they are affecting their quality of life. Rock My Menopause: Transgender Health 

Women’s Health Concern is the patient arm of the BMS. Women’s Health Concern Email Advisory Service provides advice about a specific enquiry. There is a minimum donation request for this service. Women's Health Concern factsheets and other helpful resources 

You and your hormones is an education resource from the Society for Endocrinology. 

Menopause in the workplace 

BS 30416, Menstruation, menstrual health and menopause in the workplace - guide 

CIPD Menopause at work: Guide for people managers 

CIPD Menopause at work: a guide for people professionals  

Henpicked: Menopause in the workplace and the Menopause Friendly Employer Accreditation 

Women’s Health Concern – Menopause in the Workplace