Derbyshire Police Federation

Menopause survey reminder: members urged to take part

16 November 2023

Derbyshire Police Federation wellbeing lead Helen Gallear is reminding members to take part in a national menopause survey.

The ‘EveryonePause’ survey was launched on World Menopause Day (18 October) and aims to help improve understanding and support. It runs until the end of November.

Helen said: “It is incredibly important that as many officers as possible take part in this survey.

“Only by getting a good response rate, can the Federation really look to help the police service develop understanding and support for those experiencing the menopause.

 “While women, typically in their mid to late 40s and 50s, may suffer the debilitating effects of the menopause, it can also have an impact on their partners, their wider families and, of course, their work colleagues.

"It was not that long ago that few people even talked about the menopause so it is good that more and more people are becoming aware of the effects it can have. However, there is still a way to go and surveys such as this can really help – but we need as many people as possible to take part.”

National Federation women’s lead Hayley Aley, who is taking the lead with the survey, also urged as many members as possible to take part in the online survey.

She said: “Senior leaders have a responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of their workforce, and to support individuals appropriately when they need it.

“The purpose of this survey is to give us the evidence we can provide to leaders to action what needs to change, to praise those that are getting it right, to share some good practice and to ensure forces provide the right support and guidance to all.”

The survey is a joint project being conducted by researchers at the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), and on behalf of PFEW, UNISON, the Police Superintendents’ Association, the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

Take part in the survey.

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