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Menopause Matters - a lunchtime seminar for staff by leading practitioners in the area
Date: Wednesday 14 November
Time: 12noon- 1pm
Venue: Case Room 23 (2nd floor) Owen G Glenn, University of Auckland City Campus
The Equity Office is holding a seminar to discuss how menopause affects women at work and what support is available. Leading experts in this area Dr Janice Brown and Dr Helen Roberts will seek to help women experiencing troublesome menopausal symptoms, and to support them and their colleagues with any impacts on work.
16% of women staff at The University of Auckland are between 51 and 65 years old. While not every woman will notice symptoms during menopause, 75% of women do experience symptoms, of which 25% experience serious symptoms impacting personal and work life.
These symptoms can adversely affect the quality of both personal and working life. At work they can cause embarrassment, diminish confidence and be stressful to deal with. Menopause may be compounded by the development of other health conditions, as well as coinciding with caring responsibilities for ageing parents and relatives.
A study of female employees at Australian universities found the more frequently women experienced menopause-related symptoms, the less engaged they felt at work, less satisfied with their job, less committed to the organisation they work for, and with a greater intention to quit their job.
Menopause should not be taboo or ‘hidden’ in workplace discussions.The University recognises that it is a natural part of a woman’s life and is not always an easy transition.This seminar aims to make this issue more public in order to ultimately assist more women staff who may need support.
• What you can expect with menopause
• How to manage symptoms
• What sort of support is available at work
Dr Janice Brown – Medical Lead, Student Health and Counselling and NZ representative on the Board of the Australasian Menopause Society
Dr Helen Roberts – Honorary Assoc. Professor, Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty ofMedical Health Sciences and Consultant at the Menopause Clinic
See also Menopause and the workplace and How managers can support menopausal experience.
2018 Equity events for Students
|Māori and Pacific Parents Evening||Year 12 and 13 Māori and Pacific students, their whānau and aiga (Auckland region)||Thursday, 31 May|
|KATTI||Year 12 Māori students||Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 June|
|PILOT||Year 12 Pacific students||Wednesday, 13 June, Thursday 14 June, + family dinner|
|STEAM Ahead||Year 13 Māori and Pacific students (Auckland region)||Tuesday, 3 July|
|PILOT||Year 11 Pacific students||Wednesday, 15 August, Thursday 14 August + family dinner|
|KATTI||Year 11 Māori students||Thursday 2 August & Wednesday 11 August|
|Whāia te Pae Tawhiti||Māori students||Thursday, 23 August - Sunday 26 August|
|Courses and Careers Day||Prospective Māori and Pacific students||Saturday, 25 August|
|PILOT||Year 10 Pacific students||Wednesday, 31 October, Thursday 1 November + family dinner|
|KATTI||Year 10 Māori students||Wednesday 24 October & Friday 26 October|
|BEAMS||Year 10 Māori and Pacific students||Wednesday, 21 November - Tuesday, 27 November (excluding weekend)|