The F Word at Work Podcast

Welcome to The F Word at Work from Fertility Matters at Work – a conversation for busy HR, D&I and wellbeing leads with the aim to open your minds to the vast topic of fertility at work and why it really matters for employees and businesses too.

We know that more sensitive and taboo topics can instill the fear of getting the conversation wrong, or not knowing where to start, so by sharing a range of diverse conversations from our community about their own family building struggles and how it has affected their everyday working life, we hope you’ll understand what support people need.

You’ll also hear examples of best practice from trail-blazing organisations already doing amazing work to support their people and we’ll be sharing insights from thought-leaders in the workplace wellbeing space about the work already being done, the impact it is having and the possibilities that lie ahead to help make workplaces better, more engaged places to work, attractors and retainers of talent, all within a psychologically safe environment free from stigma and taboo.

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Why JAAQ at Work matters

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Fertility matters at Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Welcome to this episode of The F Word at Work, where we are celebrating Ferring Pharmaceuticals who are now fertility friendly accredited ™️ and we're joined by Mary Knight, Head of Global Ethics at Ferring to talk about the incredible work they have...

Why a fertility policy or guidance matters at work

Welcome to the latest episode of The F Word at Work coming to you for National Fertility Awareness Week 2023. We're really excited to be able to share something that has been shaped by our hard work within the workplace wellbeing space over the last two years as we've...

Why Mental Health at work matters

Greetings and welcome to a brand new episode of The F Word at Work. Before we kick things off, we genuinely value your feedback, so kindly consider leaving us a review on the platform you're using to listen, whether it's Apple or Spotify. Now, in this episode, we...

Why the CIPD fertility guidelines matter

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Why fertility communities matter at work

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World Childless Week matters and here’s why

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Why talking about pregnancy loss at work matters

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News UK – Why internal support groups matter

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Why fertility matters at Selfridges

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Why Endometriosis matters

This week it’s Endometriosis Awareness Week and we're in conversation Sophie Richardson, aka theendospectrum who explains her journey to a diganosis of the condition, which took over 5 years from aged 16 to when she went to University. Sophie underwent surgerydue to...