Introduction to the Menopause
Around 51% of the population experience the menopause and yet knowledge about it can be lacking. In this session we’ll talk about what the menopause is, what it can mean for anyone experiencing it and how arts organisations can take active steps to increase awareness and support.
About the Course
This session is for organisations that want to ensure their teams acquire a firm foundation of knowledge and awareness about the menopause. The peri-menopause and menopause can have a substantive effect on someone’s physical, mental and emotional capacities. In the session we’ll be providing dedicated focus on the potential impacts of this in an arts working environment and the support mechanisms can be put in place in response. We’ll be challenging popular misconceptions about the menopause and providing clarity and insight. In addition, we’ll explore how menopause can intersect with other societal pressures and prejudices such as perceptions around ‘getting old’ – especially for women.
As with all Tonic training, we’ll be focusing on the specifics of how this plays out in creative environments, considering the situation for anyone working in arts-specific scenarios such as fit ups, rehearsals, on set, or in the public eye, as much as those working in more conventional office environments. Given the high volumes of freelancers and casual staff within the arts workforce, we’ll be looking at the situation for people in more precarious forms of work, in addition to those employed on a salaried/fixed basis.
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