Support for menopause and infertility treatment

March 3rd, 2020

The SPHERE programme is funding two new projects following an application from the Women’s Staff Network to provide support for anyone experiencing menopausal symptoms at work or who is combining work with infertility treatment.

The projects will run separately from each other, but both aim to develop and provide support for anyone facing these challenges – as well as providing guidance for line managers.

Both projects involve working closely with male and female members of staff on a range of activities such as awareness-raising sessions and the collation of current  experiences.

These are followed by specific focus groups that aim to develop practical guidance for use across the University and to introduce safe spaces for colleagues to meet for support and self-help.

Your views and feedback could lead to improved working conditions for many colleagues. If you have had any experience with menopausal symptoms at work or infertility treatment while working, please get in touch – whether you’d like to be involved in a focus group or just want to talk about your experiences as a member of staff.

If you’d like to contribute, please follow the links below:

Menopause symptoms support (O365 log in required)

Infertility treatment support (O365 log in required)

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March 4th, 2020 at 5:22 pm

Claire Thompson

I am interested in being involved in anyway I can including focus groups. I have been managing particularly difficult symptoms since beginning of December so my be of use to the project.

March 5th, 2020 at 9:15 am

Cyrus M

Hi Claire, thanks for your comment. If you fill out this quick form, someone should contact you with some more information. Thanks.

June 19th, 2020 at 4:20 pm


Are students undergoing infertility treatment (or menopause) able to access this support or join the focus groups please?

June 29th, 2020 at 8:40 am

Cyrus M

Hi Lauren. Students are welcome to join the focus groups, but due to the coronavirus, these have temporarily been suspended. Thanks, hope that helps.

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