LGPS Central is targeting the corrosive effect menopause can have on its employees and became a signatory of the Menopause Workplace Pledge on World Menopause Day in October.
The impact of menopause has received little attention until recently, but is increasingly being addressed by employers as part of their commitment to improved diversity and wellness in the workplace.
LGPS Central’s commitment to the pledge is also as a part of its own diversity project, which saw the launch of the “MenTea” support group for employees in 2021, which was attended by both women and men from across the company.
Since then, the group has attracted more members and it meets monthly to discuss ideas, best practice and research about menopause. More importantly, it provides support for those experiencing menopause and those living with those going through it.
LGPS Central considers the group to be an important initiative that contributes to the wellbeing of its employees and has reinforced this through its commitment to the Menopause Workplace Pledge.
Chair of the MenTea group, Samantha Woodward, said: “We have seen great success from the group, offering mutual support and insights from a broad range of perspectives.
“We acknowledge the challenges that menopause can present, and we were keen to create an understanding of it across the workforce, as well as ensure we create a supportive environment for those directly impacted.”