Information about the menopause seems to be everywhere at the moment, but why is this important to you?

Businesses need to be aware about the menopause as women of a menopausal age are the fastest growing demographic in the workplace. As employers now often struggle to recruit good staff, it makes sense to look after the experienced staff that they have. With up to 85% of women experiencing some kind of menopausal symptoms and an estimated 10% of women leaving the workplace at this time, it is prudent for employers to see how they can assist their female employees. Whilst it’s not necessary by law to have a menopause policy, it’s increasingly recognised as good practice to have one.

Shirley Lane from Balancing Butterflies goes into businesses to host presentations to raise menopause awareness, and help menopause policies be implemented. In addition, Shirley can help provide ongoing support for staff in the form of regular workshops and/or meetings if required.

Shirley is a registered and insured hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner (neuro linguistic programming) and she helps women who are struggling with menopausal symptoms particularly with some of psychological or mental health issues which crop up around this time. The symptoms she helps with are things such as low mood, anxiety, stress, overwhelm, self- esteem and confidence, to name just a few. All of these things can impact how someone shows and feels not only at work but also at home.

Subsequently, Shirley can help you not only introduce a menopause policy but also provide ongoing practical support, both for groups of staff and individuals who may be experiencing symptoms and require one to one coaching.

Shirley also help men going through a similar phase called the Andropause (or male menopause). Therefore, she can also help you with your male employees and with the introduction of a menopause policy for both male and female staff.

If you would like to find out more about how Balancing Butterflies can help your business, your employees, or maybe you as an individual then please get in touch for a free call via:


ring on 07833 722079

Shirley is offering all services at a 15% discount to Shropshire Chamber members until the end of February 2024.