Why Women's Health Should be Included in your Employee Wellbeing Strategy

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70% of women are struggling with their menstrual health. Pain. Bloating. Fatigue. Hormonal imbalances. Fertility issues. All of these impact massively on our mental health and that’s why it’s so important to build women’s health into your employee wellbeing support programmes.
If you’re one of the women who is impacted by symptoms of the menopause or conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis or PCOS then your baseline wellbeing and resilience levels will be less ‘healthy’ than others without these types of concerns.
Imagine, if you will, waking up feeling fine but then realising you’re too bloated to fit into your work trousers so you have to scramble around for something with an elasticated waistband. Not a great start to the day. When you get to work, you’re so uncomfortable that you can’t sit for more than 30 minutes without excruciating pain shooting through your abdomen. Then the ‘gut rumblings’ start. Your friends have reassured you that no-one else can hear them but you can’t rest easy for fear that the person at the next desk will. You’ve got a meeting in 5 minutes. What if they hear you? What if the pain gets too much and you need to stand up? What if the bleeding starts? For many women these fears alone are enough to make them ring in sick. For those who make it in, well you can imagine the kind of day they have.
Statistically, 7 out of 10 women will be experiencing this kind of anxiety because of their periods or menopause. And when you live with this kind of anxiety your natural resilience and your overall wellbeing take a huge hit. Things that normally wouldn’t bother you do. You can’t cope with the same levels of stress as you normally would be able to. And emotions such as self-doubt, frustration and depression can start to creep in.
Having a culture where women can talk openly about what they are experiencing and where they know they can access support that is tailored to exactly what they are going through.
Contact us today to see how we can help with our women’s health training, awareness raising and support solutions. Help us help you to:
- Reduce avoidable absences
- Increase productivity
- Attract and retain the best women in your field
Email us todayor call us on 0333 3582359