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Mental health and disability, Personal development , Careers, Wellbeing | LIVE webinar

Supporting Others and Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture

3 hoursFoundation

This live and interactive two-part webinar series has been created to help attendees understand the regulatory obligations around wellbeing and develop effective practices to promote a more positive mental health culture within law firms.

The webinars, facilitated by Marie Dillon and Pearl Moses, will run on the following dates:

  • 16 March 2021, 12pm-1:30pm
  • 26 March 2021, 12pm-1:30pm
Who this is for

City Lawyers, Ethnic minority lawyers, Freelance solicitors, In-house lawyers, Junior lawyers, LGBT+ lawyers, Paralegals, Practice managers, Small firms lawyers, Solicitors, Solicitor judges, Students / Trainees, Women lawyers.

Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A1  +7 more for SRA competence: A1, A3, C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3

The sessions will cover:

  • Risk Management and Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture
  • Effectively Supporting Others

After completing this course attendees will:

  • Understand the importance of mental health and resilience initiatives for both individual and a firm’s overall success
  • Maximising utilisation of MHFA’s and engagement with mental health initiatives
  • Effectively support colleagues in the workplace and create healthy boundaries to manage their own mental health whilst doing so
What this will cover

In this course we will look at how the COVID-19 crisis has provided an opportunity for firms to rethink and rebuild mental health strategies with a view to a more integrative and inclusive focus. It focuses on creating a strong business case for mental health and resilience initiatives in law firms and how to secure boardroom buy-in.

We will also look at how to develop effective strategies to create a more mentally healthy workplace. This will include how to optimally utilise Mental Health First Aiders, the key trends to focus on in 2021 and how to maximise engagement in mental health initiatives.

We will look at how attendees can effectively support colleagues in the workplace, including how to notice early warning signs both in the office and whilst working remotely, creating clear signposting and referral pathways in-house and practical techniques to engage with someone who may be in need of support.

Attendees will also learn about how to manage their own mental health whilst supporting others, including how to create healthy boundaries and understanding the limitations of their role.