SWAST Members - complete our Menopause survey NOW!

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Even if you have not been through the menopause yourself, you can still provide us with valuable information!

GMB’s Menopause survey for our members at South Western Ambulance Service has been online for two weeks now, and it is already apparent that there is a dire need for change.  But we still need your help!  We need to find out how SWAST treat people when they are experiencing the menopause and we need as many people as possible to complete the survey at


Whilst it is primarily focusing on those who have experienced or are currently experiencing the menopause, we are also asking for input from others. They may not have direct experience, but can give useful information about how the menopause is viewed generally in the workplace. This means we would like everyone to complete the GMB survey, before the deadline of 17th September.


The aim of the survey is to look at how people going through the menopause are treated, and opinions of the menopause in the workplace, in order that we can make things better for people going through the menopause in the future.


We have been hearing from our members that they are suffering in silence, without appropriate support or adjustments in the workplace; and that the menopause is often simply not recognised as an issue. 1 in 3 women have either experienced or are currently going through the menopause, and it is clear that the menopause is impacting more and more of our members. We can’t get change without being able to show the employer there is an issue!


If you would like to get more involved in our campaign to ensure those going through the menopause get the support they need, or if you need this survey in another format (e.g. large print, coloured paper, etc), need help filling it in, or would like to discuss it in more detail, please get in touch with your local GMB Rep, Alan Giles (GMB Branch Secretary for SWAST) or Asia Allison (GMB Officer via or 01793818005) in confidence.