New College Stamford's menopause training helps lead the way in mental and physical health in the workplace
The menopause is a hot topic in the workplace - and Bev Thorogood is making sure that it’s something people are talking about.
Having spent 30 years with the Ministry of Defence at RAF Wittering, she experienced a ‘mid-life change’ aged 50 and decided to switch career paths.
She began to focus on providing personal training and nutritional coaching, and because of her work with women in their 40s and 50s found herself being approached by RAF Air Command to give ‘menopause training’.
Bev said: “The menopause seems to be in the news a lot at the moment, and is a mental and physical health topic that people want to start a conversation about.
“As a result, it’s become a big part of what I do.”
Bev, who lives in Morton near Bourne, recently delivered training to the senior management team at New College Stamford after talking with the principal, Janet Meenaghan at a networking event.
“It’s not an illness, but some symptoms of the menopause can make women feel ill,” said Bev. “They can be embarrassed to say it is affecting them at work, and are unlikely to take a day off for their symptoms.”
During training sessions, which are beneficial for men and women, Bev helps dispel myths about the menopause, and explains the legal and economic implications of not providing the right support for employees.
Her course, Supporting Employees through Menopause, will be held at New College Stamford on June 12 from 4.30-6.30pm.
To find out more or to book, call 07824 819 060.