17 May 2019
Clifford Chance achieves Bronze at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards
International law firm Clifford Chance has been recognised at an awards ceremony for its commitment to workplace wellbeing. As one of 106 organisations to take part in Mind’s second annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, Clifford Chance was recognised with a Bronze Award, as commendation for the firm's committment to achieving change within its workplace.
Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, celebrating the good work employers are doing to promote and support positive mental health, and providing key recommendations on the specific areas where there is room to improve.
Kieran Stevens, Continuous Improvement Project Manager and Mental Health Advocate at Clifford Chance commented:
"This event showcases the huge effort that organisations across all sectors are making to tackle mental health. I was immensely proud to collect such a prestigious award on behalf of the Firm, particularly given my own experiences with workplace wellbeing and the excellent support I received. Improving mental health is extremely important to Clifford Chance and we are committed to continuing to improve our workplace to better support those in need. "
In addition to being one of the early signatories of the Mindful Business Charter, Clifford Chance recently introduced a Mental Health First Aiders scheme. Where, as with First Aid appoints who can support with physical issues, Mental Health First Aiders are committed to help people identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said:
“Every employer depends on having a healthy and productive workforce – valued and supported employees are far more likely to deliver the best outcomes for your organisation. That’s why we’re delighted to recognise and celebrate employers making mental health a priority for their organisation through our Workplace Wellbeing Awards.
“This year, we’ve been overwhelmed to see so much good practice right across the board, from each and every one of the 106 diverse employers to take part. The Awards event provided an opportunity to recognise those forward-thinking employers who are at the cutting edge when it comes to investing in their staff wellbeing, and in turn getting the best outcomes for their business.”
Every employer depends on having healthy and productive employees – valued and supported staff are far more likely to perform better and achieve peak performance. Mental health problems are common among employees. Mind surveyed more than 44,000 employees across the 106 employers participating in the Awards, and found that 7 in 10 had experienced a mental health problem in their lives, with over one in two (53 per cent) affected by poor mental health in their current workplace.