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MediaCom partners with support group Over the Bloody Moon for menopause coaching

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By John Glenday | Reporter

October 6, 2022 | 4 min read

The move is part of a rise in support in the workplace for those going through menopause.

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MediaCom has introduced menopause coaching for senior women

MediaCom is doubling down on support for senior employees going through menopause by augmenting established education programs with tailored one-to-one coaching from a dedicated support provider.

Support group Over the Bloody Moon has been enlisted by the agency to spark deeper conversations around the impact of menopause symptoms in the workplace.

The coaching service seeks to empower women who may be feeling inadequate or unnoticed due to their symptoms by opening the door to a range of talks, workshops and resources to restore lost confidence.

Over the Bloody Moon founder Lesley Salem said: “Our recent research with Kantar showed that 41% describe their menopause symptoms as having light or no impact on their life – those who have strong support networks in and out of work, make active steps to manage symptoms and have a healthy lifestyle. If people spot the signs early on, have effective management and resources in place, and allow women to talk freely about their unique experiences, they will thrive through this transition. This ensures we get to keep our menopausal talent with all the skills and knowledge they bring.”

The intervention follows research suggesting that 75% of women will experience menopause while working, during which time symptoms such as absent-mindedness, anxiety and fatigue may arise.

Elaine Bremner, chief talent and HR officer at MediaCom UK, added: “We recognized that many women can find the varying symptoms debilitating in regard to work, and we were at real risk of losing them at pivotal points in their careers due to the adverse effects that perimenopause or menopause symptoms were having. Tailored support through coaching will help our women to navigate menopause and their career.”

By furnishing employees and line managers with all the help needed to get through a difficult time, MediaCom continues its concerted efforts to shatter women’s health taboos.

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