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Balance & Wellbeing Podcast Series Parents At Work Podcast - Parents At Work 4th May 2021
Let’s Talk About Menopause – An Interview with Thea O’Connor
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Let’s Talk About Menopause – An Interview with Thea O’Connor

Menopause is a normal life event for women (trans gender and non-binary people too), and yet we very rarely talk about it, even amongst our friends and particularly not in the workplace – but why? 

Given that women aged over 45 comprise 17% of the Australian workforce and menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 – you would think that conversations about such a natural event would be common place.

 

In this podcast, Parents At Work’s Customer Experience Director, Fiona Hitchiner, interviews Thea O’Connor to learn more about menopause, some of the signs and symptoms, what we can do to prepare for this phase of life, and even find joy in it. Thea O’Connor is a senior advisor on workplace wellbeing and productivity, helping leaders, teams and individuals improve their workplace engagement and effectiveness through body intelligence and better health. She draws on 30 years experience in health promotion including in the fields of nutrition (as a dietitian), body image, sleep science and workplace health. 

  

Here are some useful resources to learn more about menopause:

https://www.thea.com.au/menopause/

https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause

https://www.menopause.org.au/

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