The impact of fertility and reproductive health challenges on employees

The path to parenthood can often come with many challenges. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we provide an insight into how you can support your employees.

Parenthood is one of the major transitions in adult life for both men and women. However, for some, the unfulfilled desire for a child commonly leads to significant stress, depression and anxiety as a result of associated social isolation, marital problems and/or sexual dysfunction.

Research shows that 90% of people going through a fertility journey feel depressed and 43% feel suicidal. For many the situation has been further exacerbated by the pandemic, with postponements and cancellations to treatment seriously impacting mental health.

This video explores:

  • The impact of fertility and reproductive health challenges on mental health and wellbeing
  • How employers can support employees struggling with their emotional and mental wellbeing as a result of fertility issues
  • What should be considered when an employer is looking to support its employees with their reproductive concerns

And a big thank you to our guest speakers:

  • Lucie McGrath – Head of Client Strategy and Proposition Development at Willis Towers Watson
  • Ruth Petzold – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Anchor Hanover
  • Anthony Ryb – Fertility Counsellor
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