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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle is another focus. We support our people in making healthier choices and encourage them to view exercise as social activity.

Project Podcast with partner Jeremy Connick

In an episode of Project Podcast from Project Finance Institute, partner Jeremy Connick touches on the importance of looking after your mental health and wellbeing at work.

Mental Health Awareness Week

UK

We're celebrating kindness this Mental Health Awareness Week. Particularly now, when many of us may be feeling alone, acts of kindness can bring us together and help us stay connected. Our Mental Health First Aiders - Corrina Foster, Maxine Purcell, Emma Jarman, Dominic Poth, Jodie Sidders, Ashika Patel, Amanda Oakley and Stephanie Dare - share random acts of kindness they've seen or experienced during lockdown.

Power walks

China

Being in nature allows you to soak up some vitamin D, elevate mood and get chatting to your colleagues outside the office environment. Ro celebrate World Mental Health Day in November 2019, our colleagues in Beijing and Shanghai got together for a power walk in their respective cities – Olympic Park, Beijing and Century Park, Pudong New District, Shanghai.

Team Beijing and families were given Olympic-like medals after they finished the power walk whereas Team Shanghai and families shared a delicious lunch afterwards.

Mindful Business Charter

UK

The intention of the Mindful Business Charter is to remove unnecessary sources of stress and promote better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. We recognise that there will be times and transactions when long-hours and stress cannot be avoided, but this isn’t always the case, and we want it to become the exception rather than the rule. In this way, the Charter is brave and commercial. It recognises that we cannot remove all sources of stress, nor will change happen overnight – but as a business community we have a responsibility to try do things differently.

Clifford Chance is a signatory of the Mindful Business Charter.

Read the charter

Clifford Chance achieves Bronze at MIND’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards

London, UK

Clifford Chance has been recognised at an awards ceremony in the UK for its commitment to workplace wellbeing.

As one of 106 organisations to take part in UK charity MIND's second annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, Clifford Chance was recognised with a Bronze Award, meaning they are committed to achieving change within their workplace.

Work-life balance

Germany

As part of our commitment to wellbeing, our Germany offices have partnered with external auditors berufundfamilie ('work and family') Service GmbH to look closely at the work-life balance of our people.

By focusing on specific topics including time spent working, organisation of work, place of work, information and communication, leadership, development, remuneration and support for families, we gained a comprehensive understanding of the impact of our working culture, and the areas in which we could improve.

Read our report

Movember

Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney

A group of colleagues from our Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney offices raised over US$28,000 (in local currencies) in November after ditching the razor in the name of Movember.

The annual event, which runs throughout November, sees men grow moustaches to help raise awareness of male health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide.

The Hong Kong and Singapore offices will use the funds they raised to support the Hong Kong Cancer Fund and the Singapore Cancer Society respectively, while in Australia, the money raised will be used to support projects funded by the Movember Foundation or through the charity's men's health partners.