Menopause

Discover our menopause support services

Making life easier with menopause support in the workplace

Major events like menopause can have a huge effect on a person’s life, at home and at work. The experience can be all-consuming – psychologically and physically. It can be hard to know who to turn to for advice and support. Information can be confusing, and people often struggle with their experiences.

We're here to help your employees benefit from first-class menopause support services wherever they are on their menopause journey. We can inform and educate your managers, employees and their loved ones. And we can provide the full range of solutions to support women in the workplace, from wellbeing support and guidance, to access to specialist treatment referrals where appropriate.  

Why the right menopause support matters

Menopause affects all women who reach mid-life. Yet many women in the UK are not supported effectively, either by clinical services or with all-round health and wellbeing support. Your business can help change this by supporting the women who work for you.

Removing the barriers to accessing support for menopause will demonstrate your company’s inclusivity while, at the same time, making a huge difference to your employees' lives.

63%

of women say symptoms negatively impact their work

14

million working days are lost a year to menopause symptoms.

1 in 4

women consider leaving their jobs because of menopause symptoms.

About our menopause support services

It’s important that your employees can access information they can trust as well as practical and emotional support from experts when they need it. Our menopause services offer support for all those affected by menopause:

 

  • from awareness and education seminars
  • to personalised wellbeing services designed to guide and support women
  • to primary care offered through our 24/7 online GP service, subject to availability 
  • to specialist clinical support for women who fall into crisis with their menopause

Working with Peppy

If you choose to provide your employees with access to digital-health app Peppy, together we can give all your employees1 and their loved ones a safe space to speak with expert menopause practitioners about any challenges they're experiencing. Support through the app means they never have to feel alone or overwhelmed. And, with access to trusted information and guidance to put their minds at ease, they'll focus better on work and at home. 

Your employees will benefit from:

  • Private, one-to-one, 40-minute phone or video consultations with specialist Peppy practitioners.2  
  • In-app messaging chat with highly trained and accredited Peppy practitioners without the need for an appointment.2 
  • Articles, wellbeing programmes, virtual events and group video broadcasts on topics such as coping with anxiety or HRT. All conveniently in the app. 
  • Onwards referrals, to a GP or British Menopause Society consultant.
Expert specialist care

Most women (90%) find they can manage menopausal symptoms with the help of wellbeing support, information, advice and lifestyle changes3. Or through the support of their GP. However, some need more intervention. 

If you have a healthcare scheme for your employeees and choose to add menopause support to your benefits, if one of your employees needs onward medical care, our network of British Menopause Society (BMS) accredited consultant gynaecologists are available to offer the right support. They'll just need a referral from a GP or a Peppy practitioner. 

As AXA Health members, your employees can also speak to someone at our 24/7 health support line- Health at Hand, for support with menopause or menopause-related questions. Our team of nurses, pharmacists and counsellors is just a phone call away on 0800 003 004 4.

1. Peppy is available for the whole of workforce, app users must be 18 and over. 
2. Peppy menopause practitioners are available 9am–9pm Monday to Friday. 
3. Peppy and NHS England pilot, 130 participants, January 2020.

4. Nurses & Counsellors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Pharmacists Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm Sat: 8am-4pm Sun: 8am-12pm