In our latest staff survey, 81.5% of colleagues told us they were female, and given the age profile of our workforce this means at any given time, we’d expect around a quarter of colleagues to be experiencing the menopause.

At Gateshead Health, one of the priorities for our health and wellbeing team is helping normalise the discussion of menopause – and increasing understanding about its impact. Below you can find a range of support available to you – just some of the ways we support those experiencing the menopause or peri-menopause – as well as those who are supporting someone experiencing it.