๐Ÿค” Why are we talking about periods in the workplace?

This page is here to help destigmatise the dialogue and encourage everyone to feel comfortable with doing what it takes to get better. Why?

1- we spend a lot of time in the workplace

2- period symptoms don't accommodate to anyone's meetings schedule

<aside> ๐ŸŒ TL;DR Talking about menstruations and adapting your worklife around it is ok


Historically, periods have been leveraged to exclude females from work environments designed for and by men. If men were regarded as the norm, then the inherited assumption is that everyone should be able to perform at their full potential across the month.

As an inheritance, the dialogue can be stigmatised and it can be difficult being comfortable doing whatever you need to feel better. But menstruating can impact both physical and mental health, anywhere from relatively and substantially, varying between individuals and cycles.

If you're feeling unwell, do what you need to feel better! Whether it's making use of our flexible working policy or going for a walk around the block for a breather or even to take sick leave.

Period complications are a thing, no one expects you to work with crippling cramps or a migraine โ€” no matter the cause.

๐Ÿฉธ What Learnerbly does to support and enable

  1. Provide our people with proper Mental Healthcare at Oliva

  2. Provide our people with Physical Healthcare cashback with Health Shield

  3. Be deliberate about sparking the conversation - there's a pre-existing stigma, we need to remove barriers. Check out the article below by our People Partner โคต

"My period wrecked my mental health every month. So I started talking about it at work."

  1. Remember not all women have periods, and not all those who have periods or period symptoms are women

  2. Enable your people to drive the conversation on wellbeing both generally and specifically, for example by setting up a mental wellbeing Circles

  3. Talk about it in your employee guide โ€” like us right here