Mental Health First Aid (MFA) England CEO, Poppy Jaman shares her thoughts in an article for LawCare on the importance of progressive approaches to mental health in the legal sector. Poppy notes that, although it is encouraging to see that attitudes are shifting when it comes to mental health, it’s important to remain conscious of the work still to be done.
The Mental Health at Work Report, published earlier this month in the run up to World Mental Health Day, reveals that three out of every five (60%) employees experience mental health issues where work is a related factor.
Drawing on this finding, Poppy discusses the importance of mental health training and looks at how one leading international law firm, Slaughter & May, are taking ownership of workplace wellbeing by training staff as Mental Health First Aiders. In closing she also covers the newly developed Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit MHFA England created in response to the findings of the Mental Health a Work Report.
You can read the full article here