Mills & Reeve – Finalist 2021, Best for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Wellbeing is addressed holistically at law firm Mills & Reeve, with support for parents, carers, those living alone, those experiencing domestic abuse and parents of children with additional needs. Health and fitness, as well as digital and financial wellbeing are all catered for. Flexible working is key with more than 250 different working patterns at the company.
‘Wellbeing Supporters’ are mental health first aiders, and ‘Wellbeing Champions’ raise awareness. Digital prompts such as computer pop-ups suggest the user ‘takes a break’ or asks if they need support.
There are general wellbeing calls for all staff, and specific ones for more niche groups. ‘Spotlights’ where staff members share their lived experience of mental health encourage others to reach out.
Keeping fit is encouraged with free weekly yoga sessions and fitness taster courses. A ‘Mindfulness Lunch and Learn’ is on the learning hub and healthy eating is discussed in the wellbeing calls.
The firm marks several mental health awareness days by holding webinars and providing resources.
Award sponsored by Hill Dickinson LLP