Royal Mail employees to receive menopause and wellbeing support

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Royal Mail have reviewed and enhanced its menopause and wellbeing support for its employees, with its ‘Let’s Talk Menopause’ campaign.

The campaign aims to get the conversation going about symptoms, raise awareness and make a difference to Royal Mail employees affected by menopause. Through the campaign, Royal Mail wants to encourage shared experiences and ‘normalise’ menopause conversations. The campaign has four main aims:

  • Lead and manage with empathy providing a supportive environment
  • Raise awareness and understanding
  • Normalise conversations
  • Provide education, information and practical support.

To strengthen the Company’s commitment to a step change in menopause support, Royal Mail has also signed the Wellbeing of Women Menopause Workplace pledge, a national pledge supported by Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex. Royal Mail is also one of 48 founding partners of menopause organisation GenM, offering colleagues access to resources and enabling Royal Mail to be part of the wider menopause and wellbeing conversations, encouraging improved support within other organisations.

Royal Mail has also created a new ‘Let’s Talk Menopause’ internal group to enable anyone affected by menopause to network with each other. Royal Mail currently has around 16,500 women who are likely to be experiencing menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms.

At Royal Mail, we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all of our colleagues at all stages of their life. I’m very proud to say that we already have very supportive policies and approaches in place for employees with menopause symptoms and we are now strengthening our support even further to ensure that no woman feels they cannot fulfil their work ambitions. This is really important for us as a business as we have around 16,500 women that are likely to be experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms. We are launching a new campaign to get more of our colleagues talking about menopause and have formed a working group with both women and men that have created a comprehensive package of options to ensure we are providing our colleagues with as much support as possible.

– Zareena Brown, Chief People Officer at Royal Mail

One Response

  1. I think I’m gonna move to Russia. Rather than worry about the menopause, how about delivering mail accurately. RM prices have rocketed, and at the same time forget about having any useful dialog with them – they just don’t care

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