Human Resources

Thriving through Menopause

Whether you are experiencing menopausal symptoms or looking to support someone who is, these pages are here to help. Let's all talk about the menopause so that everyone feels able to thrive at Sussex in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.

Your mind and body will go through some significant changes before, during and after the menopause. For many, these changes can have a detrimental impact on daily life which can be extremely challenging and stressful. It can be hard to navigate your way around symptoms and know where to go for help.

According to a 2022 survey, there are 62 Menopause symptoms so its vital that everyone has access to information to find the right support for them. 

A Conversation with Dr Hum, Local GP and Menopause Specialist

Dr Olivia Hum believes in holistic care which looks at not only the physical but also the psychological ways in which symptoms of the menopause can affect you. Dr Hum gave a talk on 'Menopause: everything you need to know' in October 2022 as part of our first ever Menopause Festival for Sussex staff. Watch the recording of this talk below.

*NEW* Pause and Flow Article

In this Article we highlight some key developments and achievements in the Menstruation and Menopause space at Sussex and tell you about more we plan to do to help everyone be able to thrive at Sussex.  Pause and Flow [PDF 275.89KB]

Menopause in the Workplace Guidance:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHCR ) published their first Guidance on Menopause in the Workplace on 22 February 2024. In the guidance you will find some helpful explainer videos on:

Menopause and the Equality Act 2010

Making Workplace Adjustments and Preventing Discrimination

Having conversations about the Menopause

Menopause Friendly Employer

At Sussex, we are committed to ensuring everyone thrives through the menopause. And, as such, we have ‘Committed to being a Menopause Friendly Employer’ and are working towards becoming an ‘Accredited Menopause Friendly Employer’.