Menopause Network Group
- Menopause Network
At Progress Housing Group, we are proud to have a Menopause Network for colleagues, which was set up in 2021.
The Menopause Network Group raises awareness, providing a safe space to share experiences and support to each other without judgement. We welcome everyone to get involved. Formed by, and led by, our colleagues - for all our colleagues - the Menopause Network aims to:
- raise awareness of menopause
- provide peer support to anyone going through (or supporting someone going through) menopause and perimenopause, and,
- provide valuable information, support, and signposting.
"I haven't worked for Progress Housing Group for very long, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Group acknowledges and highlights the issues surrounding menopause.
"At my previous employers', menopause wasn't mentioned at all. So, coming to Progress Housing Group and seeing how the Group is willing to support its employees, and acknowledging how it can affect women in the workplace, is a real positive step forward." - Mandy, Continuous Improvement Support Officer, Progress Housing Group.
Our Menopause Network members are leading the conversation around menopause at the Group, affecting positive changes in the workplace for colleagues, and making menopause a leading, open, honest and transparent conversation in our workplace - as it should be!
Our menopause section in our employee hub offers resources, training, regular wellbeing sessions, and workplace yoga. Colleagues are also offered practical day-to-day support options such as:
- Regular catch-ups
- Support with performance
- A flexible working arrangement
- Looking at ways to cool the working environment
- Adjustments to work duties
- Regular breaks
- Risk assessments
- Referral to Occupational Health
- Signposting to an employee assistance programme.
Want to know more about the Menopause Network at Progress Housing Group?
The network is open to all colleagues, and if you’d like to find out more about being part of the group and when the next meetings are taking place, please visit the network page on the intranet.
"The Menopause Network Group raises awareness, providing a safe space to share experiences and support to each other without judgement.
"The Menopause Network is open to everyone, please don't think you're excluded and that this is a woman's journey only - and one of a certain age at that. You might well be working or living with someone who is going through menopause, and you may gain a lot from a network group." Karen, Progress Lifeline Senior Service Transformation Manager and Menopause Network member.