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Wellbeing

Inclusion & diversity

At Clifford Chance we believe everyone is entitled to the same equality of opportunity and experience. Each of us can face a range of personal, work and societal pressures that can impact our mental health and wellbeing.

We realise that working in a law firm can be a pressurized and demanding environment. Our wellbeing agenda aims to ensure our people are able to recognise and appreciate the importance of maintaining good mental health and in building their resilience and ability to operate healthily and successfully.

Eliminating mental health stigma

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues is critical to the strong values that we promote at Clifford Chance yet for us to deliver the outcomes we want we need to be relentless in our challenging of the stigma around mental health. The fear of being judged or treated differently however can prevent people from seeking support, and it's only by eliminating stigma that real change can be made.

Global Director for Inclusion Tiernan Brady recently talked to The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health about how organisations can reduce mental health stigma through targeted campaigns.

Clifford Chance collaborates with business leaders to launch The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health

Global

Clifford Chance has partnered with a coalition of global organisations and business leaders who are committed to advancing mental health awareness and best practices in the workplace to launch The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health.

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Clifford Chance strengthens support for colleagues during menopause and life transitions with launch of Peppy in the UK

UK

Clifford Chance has partnered with Peppy, a digital healthcare and wellbeing platform that allows organisations to support their people during major life transitions – menopause, fertility and parenthood. The secure mobile app connects users to real-life experts, offers supportive guidance and access to community networks. The support is 24/7 and Clifford Chance is introducing Peppy to all colleagues in the UK from 1 March 2021.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

UK

To recognise Mental Health Awareness Week, our inclusion networks Accelerate>>>, Arcus, and Enable co-hosted a fireside chat with Gareth Thomas, former Wales and British Lions rugby captain and LGBT+ advocate.

During the discussion Gareth spoke about his lived experience; his career highlights and the impact being gay in a predominantly male sport has had on his own mental health and wellbeing.  From overcoming hurdles and adversity to championing inclusion, what a truly humbling and interesting discussion.

Thank you Gareth for sharing your story!

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