Amey and Mace have launched a digital health platform, Peppy, to support women going through menopause and other major health journeys
By rolling out the Peppy app in their organisations, Amey and Mace are showing that menopause is not just a women’s issue – it’s a workplace issue.
Peppy’s menopause support service connects users directly to specialist menopause experts, via one-to-one chat, group chat or video consultation, or through a library of free events, videos and articles.
Users can discuss symptoms, treatment options and mental wellbeing, and receive unlimited support from real-life experts to choose the right options for their menopause transition.
‘Leading change across our sector’
Amanda Fisher, chief executive of Amey, said: “I want all women going through menopause to be able to reach their potential, and for menopause not to be a barrier for their ambitions.
“As a woman who is experiencing menopause myself, I want to do everything I can to prevent Amey, and the industry, losing women at this later stage in their career when they have so much to offer.
“This is about opening the conversation and encouraging other employers to take similar steps to become menopause-friendly organisations. No one should be held back something they can’t control.”
Mandy Willis, Mace board director of corporate strategy, added: “Partnering with Peppy and launching the app for our Mace colleagues, will help women across our organisation feel supported during menopause, empowering them throughout their careers; but particularly at that juncture when their experience is so valuable and their careers are all too often curtailed.
“With the help of Peppy, we aim to address the structural gender inequalities within the construction industry, and champion social mobility.
“We want to retain the fantastic talent that we have and at the same time, support the ambitions of our women such that there are no boundaries to their ambition.
“It is a great step in leading change across our sector and setting an example for other employers in different industries.”
Dr Mridula Pore, Peppy co-founder and co-CEO, commented: ‘By giving their colleagues access to Peppy, Amey and Mace are not only creating a culture of belonging in their organisations, but are also setting an example for other organisations in the industry to follow.
“Peppy will help their employees – and their partners – make sense of challenging health journeys and bring their best selves to work every day.
“We’re proud to work with two organisations who are taking action to make their businesses more female-friendly.’
The Peppy app not only offers employees support for menopause, but also support with fertility, pregnancy, early parenthood and miscarriage, which Mace will be rolling out at the same time as the menopause service.