Looking after yourself and each other

Women’s health

Did you know that… Two thirds of working women have never taken time off for period pain, including 40% of those who regularly get pain bad enough that it affects their ability to work.

At Octavius we want to inform and empower women to take responsibility for their health, understand their health options, and identify services, thereby increasing equal access to services, resources, and products that best help them prevent and reduce poor health.

We know that some health issues exclusively or predominantly affect women and it’s important to us that everyone feels supported, healthy and able to be their best at work. Some of the things we’ve done at Octavius to support our female colleagues include; increased maternity benefits, provide flexible working, completed a Women’s Network survey and recently launched Menopause Champions.

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A painful condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It can affect women of any age.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

A condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work due to hormonal imbalance. It causes missed periods, makes it harder to get pregnant and increases the risk of diabetes.


When a women permanently stops having menstrual periods, due to lower levels of hormones. This usually occurs by the age of 52.

Pregnancy issues

Some women may experience fertility struggles or post partum depression after giving birth.

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