Menopause Awareness Training

Menopause Awareness Training​ floresco

For Female Employees:

Coping with Menopause

This half-day interactive workshop is aimed at female employees who want to know how to manage their own menopause. The workshop provides...

  • Information and education on what menopause is and the impact it can have on work, home and social life.
  • Tools and strategies to help deal with symptoms such as hot flushes, disturbed sleep, anxiety and overwhelm.
  • Resources to enable those struggling to confidently seek expert help to enable them to feel more in control.
  • Health and lifestyle choices based on current scientific evidence to help manage their symptoms naturally and effectively.
  • Suggestions to encourage employees to take responsibility, in partnership with the employer, to identify and request reasonable adjustments, thus enabling employees to continue to be productive and fulfilled in the workplace.

For Managers:

Supporting Employees through Menopause

This half-day interactive workshop is aimed at Line Managers. The workshop provides...

  • Information and education on what menopause is and the impact it can have on work, home and social life.
  • Practical measures for adopting reasonable adjustments in the workplace
  • An awareness of the legal and economic implications of an ageing female workforce.​
  • An overview of the physiology of menopause and associated symptoms.
  • Line managers with knowledge to provide practical support to their staff.​
  • An understanding of how line managers can cultivate an inclusive and open environment where menopause is no longer felt to be a taboo subject.​
  • Resources and signposting to further advice and guidance.​

For Everyone:

Can We Talk Menopause!

This one hour presentation is designed to…

  • Give all employees an understanding of what menopause is and debunk a few misconceptions
  • Encourage open discussion around this often 'taboo' subject
  • Raise awareness of the need to support colleagues and how to do this in a way that benefits everyone
  • Health and lifestyle choices based on current scientific evidence to help manage their symptoms naturally and effectively.
  • Suggestions to encourage employees to take responsibility, in partnership with the employer, to identify and request reasonable adjustments, thus enabling employees to continue to be productive and fulfilled in the workplace.

Menopause Awareness Virtual and E-Learning

  • In addition to face to face workshops we can also provide organisations with virtual menopause awareness training via online video software. Virtual training can either be delivered in small group sessions (up to a maximum of 12) which offer similar benefits to face to face workshops, or via webinar to larger groups. Virtual training allows remote teams to access training from anywhere in the World so long as they have internet access and a device with audio and video functionality.
  • We also have a package of pre-recorded e-learning for managers and colleagues which enables individuals to learn at a time that is convenient to them and also allows them to revisit the training as often as they need to and learn at their own pace.

AWARENESS

Provide managers with information and awareness so they have tools to support their female staff

Support

Support female employees through menopause and improve retention, absenteeism and morale

understanding

Understand the legal and economic implications of ignoring this valuable human resource

Group

Create a culture of inclusivity by raising awareness of the issues experienced during menopause for ALL employees

Our happy customers

Bev Thorogood of  Floresco Training and Coaching took part in our Thrive at Bauer Week, in May this year.  She presented a 45 minute live online ‘Let’s Talk Menopause’ workshop and a number of 1-2-1 sessions afterwards.  All the sessions were extremely popular and we received very positive feedback from attendees.  They found it really informative and appreciated us including this on our itinerary for the wellness and wellbeing week.

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Nicky Tranter

Bauer Media

Bev did an excellent job, feedback from the staff was that she was very approachable and knowledgeable and made them feel comfortable and at ease. Bev very quickly understood our Boden approach and fitted in really well. She was extremely flexible with the delivery of the session and flexed to accommodate our shift pattern needs. The managers sessions were pitched just right, equipping them to talk about menopause without embarrassment and breaking some of the myths.

I was very impressed with the amount of information Bev was able to share with us – in a short time- yet in an engaging and friendly manner.

It was a great session.

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Louise May

Specialist Produce Training - J P Boden Ltd

Buckles’ Solicitors were lucky enough recently to have two of Bev’s Menopause in the Workplace Seminars, one for ladies going through the menopause and one for their Managers. I would say both sessions were extremely worthwhile and informative. This is a subject that is not openly spoken about generally let alone in the workplace despite the fact that a lot of ladies experience and often struggle with the symptoms for quite some time without actually knowing what’s happening. Bev made the two sessions interesting, and everyone was able to ask questions and share experiences. I comfortably recommend Bev and Floresco Training to other companies who want to raise awareness and understanding of the menopause

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Head of HR and Engagement - Buckles Solicitors

So great to have you with us Bev at L’Oréal! Such an informative talk for all our colleagues! Talking about Menopause now at L’Oréal will be easier for all of my co-workers! Thanks so much Bev!

Jennifer Green

Jennifer Green

Active Cosmetics - L’Oreal UKI

I recently attended ‘Menopause Awareness Training – Coping with the Menopause Workshop’ at RAF Wittering, delivered by Bev Thorogood. The workshop was extremely well presented and covered a wide range of issues from explaining the three stages of the menopause to the potential symptoms and treatments available.

It was refreshing to be able to talk about the menopause and the impact it can have on individuals both personally and professionally. It was equally reassuring to learn that I’m ‘normal’.

As a result of the workshop I now have a better understanding of how I can deal with my own symptoms naturally but also what medical help is available if required. In addition, I also feel empowered not only to speak to my doctor about how to obtain treatment, but also to my line manager, who attended the employer session, should I have any concerns about how it may impact my work without fear of being dismissed as irrationally emotional. For far too long the menopause has been a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace. Menopause Awareness Training is a huge step towards breaking that taboo.

Emma Stacey

Emma Stacey

RAF Wittering

'Having recently attended one of Bev’s training session entitled Supporting Employees Through Menopause I would highly recommend her services to other employers. Bev’s clear information, professionalism, and own life experiences helped with giving me the knowledge needed to support and offer guidance to not only staff but also friends and family members alike. I am now more informed on the subject than I ever was and believe that other employers should take the initiative and move forward to train their staff on this emotive topic.'

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Stuart North

Head of Estates and Facilities, New College Stamford

'During my tenure as a training validator, I had the pleasure of receiving training and carry out training quality validation for Bev Thorogood . The lesson was a safety critical human factors lesson using facilitation as a training delivery technique.

Facilitation requires; great communication skills, patience, confidence and an in depth knowledge of the subject matter, all of which Bev has in abundance.

Facilitation also requires the interaction and participation of all students, to achieve the set training objectives. I recall the superb use of an interactive game to get all student motivated and communicating well together. This led to group exercises, white board work and group discussions. I remember Bev ensured everyone was included in the lesson by changing rolls and controlling the group exercises with skill.

Bev Thorogood is an accomplished facilitator and any student on any of her courses would leave the lesson not only better informed and trained, but would of had a positive enjoyable learning experience.'

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Richie Laurent

Senior Materials Engineer, Bae

'Our managers recently attended Bev’s training on Awareness of Menopause in the Workplace and had their eyes opened to the impact of menopause on women and the ways in which they can suffer at work. It has changed the way New College Stamford approaches the issues surrounding menopause in the workplace and is now factored into our approach to flexibility and making reasonable adjustments.'

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Carol Hargreaves

Head of HR, New College Stamford

'I attended a training on menopause that Bev gave in Stamford a few months ago. At 47, I had started to experience a number of symptoms that I wasn’t sure were all related to the perimenopause so I felt that I needed to start investigating for myself!
Bev’s training was very enlightening, useful and great fun – not easy with what many consider to be a difficult subject! Not only was it jam packed with factual information but also gave some great ideas on how to mitigate some symptoms in a natural way, alongside the traditional treatments available from your medical care provider.
Bev encouraged a very interactive session and it was great to be able to interrupt and ask questions to get the most out of her impressive knowledge bank.
All in all, I came away with a much greater understanding of what was happening to me and the options available.
Would thoroughly recommend Bev for any training needs you may have.'

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Elaine Robinson

Yoga Teacher

New College Stamford has run two 'Menopause Awareness' sessions through Floresco Training and Coaching. The sessions were very much appreciated by staff from a wide variety of roles, and feedback was hugely positive. The sessions were enjoyable, informative, interesting and delivered with warmth and, where appropriate, humour. The opportunity to ask questions and share experiences throughout was particularly appreciated, as was the information about the wealth of additional material available on this subject. I would recommend this training to everyone - it's a real eye-opener and it's certainly helped our organisation to appreciate the impact of menopause in the workplace and to think through what we can do to support colleagues.

Janet Meenaghan

Janet Meenaghan

Principal and Chief Executive, College Stamford

I had the pleasure of working with Bev during her time in her previous career. Her passion for training, coaching and mentoring was infectious and refreshing. A gifted facilitator, she captivates her audience from the outset, regardless of the size or demographic, and guides them through the session leaving no doubt that key messages have been understood by all. 

Bev provided me with one-to-one fitness coaching which wielded excellent results. Her personable approach and warm demeanor ensured I felt comfortable discussing personal issues with her in order to achieve my best - an essential skill in her current industry! 

Having attended many training courses I've had my fair share of exposure to different training and facilitation approaches. Bev is without doubt one of the best around and I'd highly recommend her to deliver training to any audience.

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Elliott Maddison

Senior Information Officer, Defence Infrastructure Organisation

I recently attended one of Bev’s Menopause in the Workplace Seminars and can honestly say it was extremely worthwhile and informative. Being a subject matter that is not openly spoken about until such time as you reach that “time of life”, a lot of ladies experience and often struggle with the symptoms for quite some time without knowing the full ins and outs of what is happening to their body. Bev made the session easy to follow, totally jargon free and a comfortable and safe environment for all to ask questions and share experiences. It was really nice to meet such a wonderful group of ladies. I can definitely recommend Bev and Floresco Training if you are looking to raise awareness and understanding of the menopause within your workplace. Fantastic seminar Bev thank you I learnt a lot.

Barbara Mehew

Barbara Mehew

Revamp and Revive you

To discuss your organisation’s training requirements contact us on
01778 302464 or email info@florescotraining.co.uk

Meet your trainer

Meet your Trainer

With over 30 years working for the Ministry of Defence, Bev has a wealth of experience in a wide range of disciplines including business management, finance, purchasing and supply, education and training assurance.  

As well as the ‘day job’ Bev also qualified as a fitness instructor and worked as a freelance instructor for many years.

In her roles as Learning Advisor, Trainer and Training Assurance Manager she provided one to one educational coaching to serving Air Force personnel and designed and delivered classroom-based training in Human Factors, Relationship Awareness and Conflict Management, enabling her to bring her natural talent for coaching and teaching to the fore.  

At age 52 Bev’s career took a new direction when, having retrained as a nutritionist, personal trainer and Master Health Coach, she resigned her management position within the Ministry of Defence to ‘go it alone’ as a freelance trainer and coach.

She now brings her skills together to coach midlife women through menopause as well as helping organisations to better understand and support the needs of their midlife female workforce.

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