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Free menopause support for employees

Date: 18 October 2023

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We have added a significant new benefit to the wellbeing support we offer our colleagues, by partnering with menopause support app, Stella.

Created by Vira Health, Stella provides high-quality menopause care plans and support from trained experts to help manage an individual’s specific menopause symptoms. The app helps people understand their stage of menopause, why symptoms are happening and what can help. It also recommends tailored exercises and psychological techniques to help build healthy habits.

Every Quilter colleague has access to the app, which can be extended to a colleague’s loved one if they do not personally need the support.

Tosin James-Odukoya, head of inclusion and diversity at Quilter, says:

“We aim to do all we can to support people transitioning through the menopause, and our partnership with Stella will provide Quilter colleagues and their loved ones with quality, tailored care. Supporting our colleagues during menopause is a collective effort, and we are pleased to be expanding our offering with such a beneficial resource.

“There is no reason for the menopause, or anything related to women’s health, to be taboo or carry stigma, and we remain committed to raising awareness of the common experiences during menopause and supporting our colleagues and their loved ones through what can be a challenging time.”

Andrea Berchowitz, Vira Health co-founder, says:

"There are currently around 13 million perimenopausal or menopausal people in the UK. Vira Health created Stella, an online menopause clinic designed specifically for workplaces.

“We are proud to partner with Quilter and offer personalised menopause care to their UK employees coping with symptoms. We help with lifestyle change support, clinical appointments and medication so employees can get everything they need to manage menopause."

In addition to the new partnership, our discretionary fund management business Quilter Cheviot is running a webinar series on the Female Financial View. The aim is to raise awareness of the challenges that many face in their personal, professional and financial journey during menopause. Dr Dawn Harper, a practicing NHS GP, features in one of the webinars, discussing the physical and mental impact of the menopause.

Quilter’s launched its menopause and gynaecological policy and guide in 2022. It aims to support colleagues experiencing menopausal symptoms or other gynaecological heath issues.