Me and My Menopause

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Me and my menoPAUSE

Webinar launching new menopause in the workplace resources

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As part of World Menopause Day (18 October), we’re asking all those working in healthcare communications to PAUSE and watch back our Shared Experience session about understanding the impact of the menopause at work.

The menopause affects every person differently. Adjustments need to be made at work to ensure people going through the menopause can function as their best selves at this time. The more we talk and learn about the menopause, the better things will be for all.

That’s why, in partnership with fox&cat, the HCA has developed a new information resource to help guide conversations around the menopause at work. It empowers people to take charge of their own menopause while also educating teams and employers on the need-to-know information so that they may offer the right level of support.

The panel comprises:

  • Lucy Heaton, menopause expert
  • Antonia Katsambis, Independent HR consultant (tbc)
  • Paul Hutchings, founder of fox&cat
  • Mike Dixon, CEO of the HCA

Did you know?

  • Women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing group in the UK workforce
  • As the average age of the menopause is 51, symptoms can often occur at the peak of a woman’s career
  • Currently around 10% of women aged 45-55 have left their jobs due to the menopause


LUCY HEATON is a a certified Nutritional Therapist and Menopause Practitioner, who supports, guides and empowers people through the transition of peri/ menopause. 

Lucy is registered with the ANP - Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (mANP) and is also a member of the British Menopause Society (mBMS). Lucy has undertaken the Confidence in Menopause Course - for healthcare professionals - run by the Menopause Charity/ Dr Louise Newson, and a Diploma as a Menopause Practitioner. Lucy is a registered yoga teacher, menopause yoga teacher and massage therapist.

ANTONIA KATSAMBIS has experience working within both global networks and boutique independent agencies within the communications, PR, creative and advertising sectors. Currently an independent HR Consultant, her previous role was Global HR Director for AXON Communications (an AVENIR GLOBAL company). Antonia played an active part of the executive team, developing the overall talent strategy for the organisation and leading the London HR team in operationalising the plan. During her time at AXON, the agency was awarded as one of the UK Best Workplaces™, as well as being recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing™. Within her current role as an independent  HR Consultant, Antonia supports SME organisations with strategic and operational elements of HR, people and talent. A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, she is also currently studying to become a professional executive coach through the British School of Coaching.

PAUL HUTCHINGS has worked in health communications for nearly twenty years. He left Pegasus (now Evoke Mind+Matter) as Director in 2019. Paul launched fox&cat with a mission to help lead, create and deliver excellent communications, stress-free. Working in collaboration with the HCA he created the award winning, free mental health support programme called Under the tree.

MIKE DIXON is the CEO of the HCA. Mike has spent over 30 years working in healthcare communications and is a vocal advocate of improving wellbeing, diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Me and My Menopause


55 minutes