Banking organisation Santander UK has introduced a personalised menopause support programme for its 23,500 employees.
The support, provided by medical platform Peppy, is being offered to staff following an initial trial with 130 employees. Three in four employees who were part of the trial felt more confident about their menopause journey while using the service and a further nine in 10 felt more positive about their employer because of this.
The anonymous service, which focuses on female health, mental wellbeing and family support, allows employees to confidentially access one-to-one support from an expert nurse or mental health practitioner, as well as engage in online group exercises and join phone or video consultations to learn more about menopause.
Santander is one of the first major organisation to provide this type of support to its female employees.
Tim Hinton, gender sponsor on the executive committee at Santander, said: “Our partnership with Peppy is a demonstration of our strong desire to support the health and wellbeing of [employees] at Santander and to recognise the impacts that menopause can have both on them and their families. This is part of a wider programme of activities we are implementing to normalise discussion and support for this important topic.”