Emotional wellbeing of employees is, quite rightly, becoming an important consideration to organisations, and plays a vital factor in employee satisfaction and happiness in their role.
Headspace Health’s workplace survey found that ’30% of employees say that their work discourages them or actually harms their mental health, and 81% of global employees agree that employers have a responsibility to help them manage their mental health.’
Employers need to be creating a culture of support that employees want to be part of, and that supports their different range of mental health needs and challenging life stages.
There’s been a lot in the media over the years about the gender pay gap, but until recently there has been little focus on the impact at work of women’s health issues that they have little or no control over - including infertility, menopause, and miscarriage.
Employers need to understand the physical and emotional impact of these events on the individual, their ability to work and perform in the role.
74% of respondents felt that the topic of fertility was not recognised and valued in their organisation. (Fertility Matters at work Survey 2022)
59% felt their employer would benefit from education to help them understand the needs of someone having fertility treatment. (FNUK Report)
85% of women felt that fertility treatment affected their day to day work - ability to concentrate etc. (FNUK Report)
90% of women felt that their menopause symptoms were having a negative impact on their work. (GEN M Visibility Report)
Organisations need to embed mental health support in to their policies and strategies. Showing you understand the challenges your employees face, and providing training and support to managers to protect employees emotional wellbeing will ensure you retain valued staff and have a happy and productive workforce.
How Can I Support Your Employees and Managers?
One in 6 couples struggle with infertility, with those affected feeling sad, frustrated and worried nearly all of the time and 42% had experienced suicidal feelings. Understandably this is having a significant impact on the emotional wellbeing of people at work, and workplace productivity.
A study of 900 women going through IVF by the Fertility Network showed that:
- 85% of women felt that treatment affected their day to day work.
- 58% reported that work affected their treatment.
- 59% felt their employer would benefit from education to help them understand the needs of someone having treatment.
You can read more on the impact of infertility at work in my white paper below...
As a qualified Personal Development Coach and Support Consultant, I work with organisations to implement a fertility wellbeing policy that helps their employees remain productive at work, whilst supporting their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Training to Managers
The main objective of this training is to help managers understand what it is like for those struggling with infertility so they can better understand how to support their employees.
Training to Employees
The main objective of this training is to provide practical advice for employees struggling with infertility and going through treatment.
IVF Positivity Planner
Offer the IVF Positivity Planner to each member of staff when they tell HR or their manager that they are starting fertility treatment. It is a coaching journal to help people cope through treatment and manage the emotional triggers that the infertility creates.
Find out more information on the benefits of providing the IVF Positivity Planner as a support resource to your employees...
Research has shown that 90% of women felt that their menopause symptoms were having a negative impact on their work and 10% have left their jobs because of symptoms of the menopause.
The ONS stated that menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, highlighting the need for more support and understanding from organisations.
I work with organisations to help managers understand the physical and emotional impact of the menopause and deliver training that helps their employees remain productive at work, whilst supporting their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Training To Managers
The main objective is to help managers understand what it is like for those being impacted by physical and emotional symptoms of the menopause so they can better understand how to support their employees.
Training To Employees
The main objective is to provide practical advice for employees struggling with the physical and emotional symptoms of the menopause, to give them tools to make their day to day lives better.
Ongoing Support For Staff
You can gift a copy of the Menopause Positivity Planner to each member of staff when they tell HR/Manager that they are going through the menopause. It is a coaching journal to help people manage their menopause symptoms and work through their emotional triggers that the menopause brings.
Menopause Positivity Planner
Find out more information on the benefits of providing the Menopause Positivity Planner as a support resource to your employees...
Employee Wellness Package
The Positivity Planners
The Positivity Planners are a unique support resource that combine coaching exercises and coping strategies with a journal to fully support women through life's challenging times.
By providing these planners to your employees as a support resource, they will feel valued, empowered and better able to cope with the what is happening to their body and their mind.
You will show that you understand that it is a challenging time for them, and that you are committed to supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.
Planner Wellness Packages
Provide the planners as an employee benefit as part of your wellbeing strategy to support employees through IVF or the Menopause, as appropriate.
Please contact me for more information and details on pricing packages.
Positivity Planner Package
Find out more information on the benefits of providing the Positivity Planners as a support resource to your employees...
What Benefits Will You See From Working With Me?
Retain valued and experienced employees
More productive and happy workforce
Employees feel supported by their managers and important to the organisation
Reduced employee turnover
Highlights your focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Create a reputation as an employer who values their employees wellbeing
Companies become appealing employers when they have supportive policies on wellbeing
Supported employees are more likely to make treatment work around their job. They will be less likely to take time off due to stress and there will be less impact on productivity
Get in touch
If you would like any more information about how I can support your organisation and your employees, just give me a call or send me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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