Thankfully, menopause is becoming more widely talked about and understood, but we still have a long way to go in our acceptance, knowledge and openness around it.

Here, we aim to bring you factual information to cut through the confusion, support through expert advice and lived experience, plus essential information on how to deal with menopause in the workplace and how to support colleagues, friends and family. Menopause is something we should all know about, whether you’re experiencing it or not, so we can engage and support those who are.

It’s also important to note that some trans men and non-binary people may experience menopause if they keep their ovaries and do not alter their hormone profile. Where possible, we will keep our language inclusive, but when quoting some experts, research and occasionally for simplicity, ‘women’ will often be referenced.

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    Menopause and you: six things everyone should know

    From breaking taboos to supporting colleagues, here’s why menopause matters.

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    Carpetright’s menopause café

    At Carpetright, Dawn Fellows, retail HR business partner, was inspired by her own experience of perimenopause to start the menopause café, a virtual meeting where colleagues can share stories and support each other.

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    Everything you need to know about the menopause

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    From why and when it’s likely to happen, to the symptoms you can expect and where to find support, we’ve got all the information you need to navigate the next stage of your life.

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    How to deal with the menopause at work (employers, listen up too…)

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    Managing symptoms like brain fog and hot flushes isn’t always easy. Here’s how employers and employees alike can help women to cope with the menopause at work.

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    Menopause: what the retailers are doing

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Miranda Eason

    We sat down with three forward-thinking retailers to hear what they’re doing to ensure that people going through the menopause will continue to thrive at work and in life.

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    Six ways to be a better menopause ally at work

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Miranda Eason

    Half of us will go through the menopause. All of us need to be allies to our menopausal colleagues. Read on for practical ways to be a menopause ally.

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    Menopause resources

    The Retail Trust offers a range of resources about menopause to help you support your employees.

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    HRT: Your questions answered

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    When it comes to HRT, it can be hard to sort the fact from the fiction, so we’ve spoken to some of the foremost experts in the field (and women who have been there, too) to answer all your burning questions.

Six ways to be a menopause ally

Six ways to be a menopause ally


Easy steps you can take that will make a big difference to your colleagues dealing with menopause.

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