The NatWest Group has teamed up with a former Rewired Pitchfest winner to launch a digital menopause support programme for staff.

Through the partnership, 2021 Digital Health Rewired Pitchfest winners Peppy, will provide NatWest Group employees will access to its app which includes human-led support from specialist menopause practitioners. This support can be access via consultations, one-to-one chat and group chat, along with access to articles, video and audio content, events and webinars.

NatWest employees and their partners in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland, will be given access to Peppy’s platform with plans to roll it out globally in the near future.

Sharon Midwinter, benefits and wellbeing lead at NatWest Group, said: “Offering access to specialist menopause support to our colleagues at this important life stage is going to make a real and tangible difference to them.

“This support is perfectly aligned with our approach to give our workforce the most relevant and appropriate support that they need.”

The support that Peppy will offer includes impartial, empathetic help in understanding menopause and managing symptoms through treatment and lifestyle. It also covers support for wider health and wellbeing, including nutrition, fitness and mental health.

Mridula Pore, co-founder and CEO at Peppy, said: “It’s great to see an organisation such as NatWest Group take menopause support seriously.

“Looking after people during this life stage helps companies recruit and retain this important demographic, and that’s great for business, the economy and, most of all, those at the receiving end of the support.”

Over 250 UK employers and over one million individuals now have access to life-changing support with Peppy, including Clifford Chance, Marsh McLennan, Santander, the University of Sheffield and Wickes.

Peppy is continuously evolving and growing, evidenced in the news earlier this year that they are expanding their Women’s Digital Health Service for employees in order to provide a fuller health service.