OVER!academy was established to address the need for increased knowledge of menopause and options to manage related problems and health risks. Innovative Education, Research and Care Programs are being developed in collaboration with a gynecologist and menopause expert.

Why OVER!academy Norway?

Margriet saw 10 years ago that work and transition were a combination that made women rethink their health and vitality. Searching for responsible information, she started an initiative to combine knowledge and research related to menopause, and to inform women, employers and professionals. With its scientific research, the OVER!academy can show that focusing on OVER!menopause care can really make a difference for companies and organizations and certainly for working women.

Margriet Hijweege
She started the OVER!academy based on her consulting experience and added the expertise of menopause experts such as a gynecologist and menopause nurse. By having them share their knowledge with women and initiate research, the quality of our programs is guaranteed. The OVER!academy has now informed thousands of women about what happens in their bodies during menopause. We have also put organizations on the track of transition care for their employees as part of being a good employer. In-service training of professionals is increasingly taking place for general practitioners, occupational physicians, pharmacists, and occupational health and safety services to provide quality answers to their clients’ questions in their practices.

Alice Visser, consultant menopause OVER!academie Norway

I have been living and working in Norway since 1994. I have gained a lot of work experience in various parts of healthcare, where it became clear to me that the topic of ‘women’s healthcare’ needed attention. As of 2023, ‘work and menopause’ is not yet a topic of discussion within organizations, NAV, occupational health services, and among women themselves in Norway. Therefore, I see it as an opportunity, on behalf of the OVERacademy, to engage in dialogue with professionals and individual women here in Norway.

I can draw on the knowledge and experience within the OVER!academy and translate that to the Norwegian situation. They presented their report in March 2023 on the radio news, they highlighted the issues regarding menopause and challenges in work life.The Norwegian government has written a public study in 2023, starting that menopause care and work should also receive attention.

Making your organisation menopause friendly

Expert guidance and training to help you introduce the right support.

Our highly skilled team of menopause in the workplace experts work closely with you to help introduce the right support in your organisation. We’ll equip you with the facts about menopause, the latest clinical thinking and get the conversation buzzing throughout your business.

Our expert background in menopause, learning and development, and communications means we know how to reach each and every one of your colleagues with your message, engaging and inspiring them to understand the role they play.

We explore all aspects of menopause in the workplace support.

Together, we’ll help you develop the right menopause in the workplace training, education, policies and practices to make your organisation menopause friendly.

Menopause at work training, online training week of menopause, challenges, magazines … and so  much more!

    Our programme

    Menopause at work training for line managers
    What is a line manager’s role in supporting menopause at work? What do they need to know and do?
Our workshops upskill line managers on what they need to know and do to have confident conversations and provide the best support.

   Menopause at work training for colleagues
   Our training is for everyone, those experiencing menopause and those playing a vital support role.
It is fully inclusive and highly interactive.
Our menopause at work awareness sessions engage, inspire and empower.

   Menopause at work training for HR and Occupational Health
   Occupational health and HR professionals benefit from our training, helping them in their role and in supporting line managers.
We can help you identify howyour organisation can support all colleagues,
everything from the right support to the most appropriate reasonable adjustments.

   Planning and communicating your menopause at work campaign
   Using our tried, tested and trusted menopause audit and campaign roadmap, we’ll help you understand what you need to know and do.
Our expert advice,support and guidance make all the difference in planning, delivering and communicating your campaign.

   We make it easy to get everyone talking about menopause at work and put the right support in place.

Look below for our important inspirations,
knowledge sharing, and knowledge sessions!

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