Menopause

Menopause can affect Men and Women over the age of 50 and as they are the fastest growing segment of the work force its important that they feel supported through the menopause transition during their working lives.

 

NHS National Wellbeing Hub

All NHS Staff are able to link into the National Wellbeing Hub events - they are currently delivering a series of events linked to Menopause - click here to find out more information and to register.

National Services Scotland

Lets talk about menopause!!

The Female Menopause

Most women will experience some symptoms around the menopause. The duration and severity of these symptoms varies from woman to woman.

Symptoms usually start a few months or years before your periods stop, known as the perimenopause, and can persist for some time afterwards.

On average, most symptoms last around 4 years from your last period. However around 1 in every 10 women experience them for up to 12 years.

The Male Menopause

Some men develop depression, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and other physical and emotional symptoms when they reach their late 40s to early 50s.

Other symptoms common in men this age are mood swings and irritability, loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise, fat redistribution, such as developing a large belly, a general lack of enthusiasm or energy, difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or increased tiredness, poor concentration and short-term memory.

These symptoms can interfere with everyday life and happiness, so it's important to find the underlying cause and work out what can be done to resolve it.

If you require additional information you can contact the NSS Health Promotion Advisor through HR Connect Contact Us / Wellbeing 

NHS 24

Please see below information on Menopause for NHS 24 employees.

NHS Golden Jubilee

Menopause Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and direction on how to support employees who raise

menopausal issues not only for the individuals experiencing the menopause but also those who may be affected indirectly which may include managers, colleagues, partners and family members. 

Menopause Managers' Guide

This guide aims to help line managers understand the impact that the menopause can have on some members of staff and equip them to better support these individuals in line with NHS Golden Jubilee’s Attendance Policy.


Women transitioning through the menopause may be experiencing symptoms that can impact their work life, so it is crucial that you as line manager are able to provide the necessary support and understanding to your staff. You need to understand the potential health and wellbeing implications of the menopause in order to effectively manage our ageing gender equal workforce of the future.

Public Health Scotland

Lets talk about menopause!!

The Female Menopause

Most women will experience some symptoms around the menopause. The duration and severity of these symptoms varies from woman to woman.

Symptoms usually start a few months or years before your periods stop, known as the perimenopause, and can persist for some time afterwards.

On average, most symptoms last around 4 years from your last period. However around 1 in every 10 women experience them for up to 12 years.

The Male Menopause

Some men develop depression, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and other physical and emotional symptoms when they reach their late 40s to early 50s.

Other symptoms common in men this age are mood swings and irritability, loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise, fat redistribution, such as developing a large belly, a general lack of enthusiasm or energy, difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or increased tiredness, poor concentration and short-term memory.

These symptoms can interfere with everyday life and happiness, so it's important to find the underlying cause and work out what can be done to resolve it.

If you require additional information you can contact the NSS Health Promotion Advisor through HR Connect Contact Us / Wellbeing