Scotmid launches menopause café for staff

Scotmid is launching a Menopause Café for staff to drive more open conversations around menopause.

The Menopause Café, an employee-led initiative, will provide a safe and inclusive environment to share experiences and discuss challenges. The first online café was held during Coop Fortnight, an annual celebration of cooperation.

Shirley MacGillivray, Head of Membership and Community at Scotmid, said: “We recognise the impact menopause can have on the health and wellbeing of our employees, their friends, family, and the communities that we serve. We’re proud to be the first cooperative to offer this safe space to our staff to create a supportive community. We hope to see our colleagues come together to break the taboo of menopause and support each other along the way.

“Coop Fortnight feels like a fitting time to launch the initiative.”

Scotmid, which has around 4,000 employees located across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England, recently sponsored the world’s only menopause festival – #FlushFest2022. The event was organised by Perth-based charity, Menopause Café.