Menopause is a phase of life. While some sail through it with barely a symptom, it isn’t an easy transition for all. With the right support we can improve their experience at work and in their personal lives.
We want to help everyone feel comfortable to have open and honest conversations about menopause, never feeling that the subject is taboo or off limits. Everyone experiences menopause differently, both in terms of their symptoms and their personal preference in managing them.
- We want to encourage menopause conversations and make sure colleagues get the support they need.
- Menopause awareness is not just for women, it’s for all colleague
Let’s get the conversation started
Menopause support – If you feel that you need menopause additional support then you may wish to request access to a license for the Peppy Health (Menopause support app.)
Due to limited number of licenses for the app we want to ensure we prioritise our colleagues that are most impacted by their menopause symptoms and are struggling to get help elsewhere.
If, reading the information on out Living at your Best website and you would like to proceed with a Peppy Health licence application, please complete this form no later than midnight on Friday 24th June and you will be informed you of the outcome by 4th July
Peppy Application (office.com) Please take extra care to ensure your email address is typed in correctly as this is how they will reach you.
In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to book on one of the menopause awareness sessions via this link Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership –
Menopause awareness for staff, colleagues and family members and Time to talk about the menopause, sessions for line managers, sleep and the menopause
We Are Only Human
The Staff Check-In campaign across West Yorkshire and Harrogate aims to prevent staff suicide and provides training, resources and signposting for support. You can find out more at the Check-in website here.
Zero Suicide Alliance
Zero Suicide Alliance offers Suicide Awareness Training – a short online course which aims to give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. It also works toward breaking the stigma around suicide, encouraging people to have open conversations about their mental health.
The training enables you to learn how to:
• Recognise signs of suicidality
• Understand reasons behind thoughts of suicide
• Engaging a person in crisis empathically
• Offer emotional support
• Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
• Signpost to appropriate resources (helplines)
On completing the training you will receive a certificate to demonstrate your commitment to playing your part in helping prevent incidences of suicide. Find out more here.
Ukraine Conflict Resources
Click here for resources relating to conflict in the Ukraine.
One really useful website is the NHS People website – it’s all about helping you manage your own health and wellbeing while looking after others. There is so much useful information and advice available there, and it can be a challenge knowing where to look. This site does a really good job of pulling together key support and advice, including bite-sized learning, and guided meditations to calm the chaos in your mind.
Finding calm amongst the chaos – This short collection of videos is designed to provide you with simple tools and techniques to reduce stress wherever you are and effectively using what little time you may have to attend to it.
Trauma focused wellbeing webinar workshops
A number of free trauma focused wellbeing webinar workshops are being provided via Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership (Integrated Care System) between November and January.
These workshops are designed to support staff exposed to trauma or burnout at work or in their home lives, whether or not this has happened during the Covid-19 pandemic. The workshops are led by professionals in the trauma field and focus on practical and experiential tools that staff can use as part of their mental health recovery journey. They are free to attend, open to all staff and you can come to as many as you would like to come to.
You do not need to feel that you are ‘struggling’ in order to attend. The workshops may also give you new tools and ideas to use with patients or service users. For bookings or queries please contact Candice at the HCV Partnership Office: [email protected] who can assist. Please book quickly in order to ensure a place and if you are unable to book a place due to demand please let us know on [email protected] so that we can consider booking more.