Menopause support network

About the menopause network

The University of Plymouth menopause network was initially launched as a support group in March 2019 for all employees and expanded to become an official staff network in October 2019.

All genders and ages are welcome to attend the meeting, whether you’re experiencing symptoms yourself and want to meet others in a similar situation or if you would like to understand more about the menopause. The chair is Briony Goldsmith.

Meetings are held roughly every six to eight weeks as well as social events throughout the year and topics to discuss or share are guided by the members of the network. As with all staff networks, the menopause network receives an annual budget and is independent from any department of the University.

Our aims:

  • To provide a forum to talk about the menopause and share experiences.

  • To provide support and guidance where possible.

  • To invite speakers/clinicians to campus.

  • To advise and give feedback on University policy development and associated practice.


Menopause support network sessions

HRT Masterclass: February 23 2021 10:30am-12pm

Do you know enough about HRT and medical alternatives to make an informed choice about what’s right for you in managing your menopause. Join Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and Dr Shahzadi Harper in debunking the myths, exploring the facts and the range of options available, both HRT and alternatives.

Book here to attend the HRT Masterclass.

Mental Resilience for Menopause: March 23 2021 10:30am-12pm

Do you know how stress can affect menopause? Join Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and Danny Simmonds, Resilience Expert, to learn top tips and techniques for helping you thrive and flourish during menopause. 

Book here to attend the Mental Resilience for Menopause session.

Menopause awareness sessions

What do you know about the menopause? Are you, a family member, friend, colleague or employee experiencing menopause and want to know more and how you can support them?

Menopause Awareness Sessions have now been launched on Employee Self Service for both employees and also managers. The sessions will be advertised via the staff bulletin and can be booked onto via ESS

The University will be looking to run the same sessions again in the future. If you are interested in attending register your interest with staff.development@plymouth.ac.uk