Aldi is to enhance menopause support with new training for managers.

The training will “cover an array of aspects, including raising awareness of the menopause and successfully supporting colleagues experiencing it”, according to the discounter. It will be facilitated by specialist trainers Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace.

Aldi said managers would also receive training on other ways inclusivity could be enhanced in the workplace.

The discounter is a signatory of the Wellbeing of Women Menopause Pledge, which calls on businesses to talk openly, positively and respectfully about the menopause and recognise the need for support.

“Supporting our amazing colleagues is incredibly important to us, which is why we are providing training to help leaders further assist colleagues experiencing menopause,” said Aldi UK diversity and inclusion director Richard Shuttleworth.

“We are dedicated to making positive changes in the workplace, and know that this training is another step in the right direction.”

Henpicked training director Sally Leech said: “To really change the lived experience of those working through menopause, employers must put in place policies and strategies to educate, train and support all colleagues.

“We are delighted to be supporting Aldi in the important work they’re doing to support their colleagues.”

Holland & Barrett also recently took steps to provide menopause support, training 4,000 staff as specialist ‘advisors’. It opened ‘pause & listen rooms’ in a number of city stores to provide a “calming space” for both customers and staff to speak with the trained menopause advisors.

Meanwhile Boots has been waiving the prescription fee for hormone replacement treatment since April in a menopause support package.