Talking through difficult times this World Menopause Day

18 Oct 2022

Nowadays, people remain in the workforce longer than they have in the past, and that means many experience menopause while at work.

Hormonal changes to the body during menopause can affect sleep patterns, mood, levels of concentration and how someone feels about their body. Going through menopause isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, for some, it can be far from that, and EAP Services is here to lend an ear and some advice.

Generally speaking, menopause comes about between the ages of 45 and 55, before this, many experience perimenopause, which is the transition into menopause. Everyone will have different experiences and have different symptoms that vary in intensity, and these symptoms can have a very real day-to-day impact.

While hormonal changes during menopause are part and parcel of life changes, they can affect our productivity, positivity, and how present we are at work. It can be difficult to discuss the effects of menopause in the workplace and the impact on personal relationships. This can make an already challenging time even harder.

For people in workplaces, EAP counselling can help give those with menopause a safe and confidential space to talk openly about these changes and how they are affecting their lives. We can also discuss ways of coping and communicating with your managers and loved ones about how they can help during this time.

At EAP Services, part of Habit Health, we’re here to help people through all of life’s different seasons! If your workplace is signed up to EAP Services, visit their website and schedule an appointment here.