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EVENT: Breakfast Panel Event with Lionheart and RE:Women

05 December 2019 | London


Herbert Smith Freehills, together with Lionheart and RE:Women, invite you to a breakfast panel discussion on:

 "Building the foundations for good mental health"

Please join us for an insightful discussion on psychological well-being in the workplace with our panel, focussing on the research being undertaken, personal journeys of some of our panellists and the business initiatives that are already underway to support the real estate industry. Details of our panellists are set out below.

If there is anyone else in your organisation that you feel would like to attend this event, please feel free to forward this invitation on to them.

Thursday 5 December 2019


8.00 - 8.30am – Registration and breakfast

8.30 - 9.30am – Panel discussion

9.30 - 10.00am – Q&A

10.00 - 10.30am - Networking and close

All Herbert Smith Freehills offices are wheelchair accessible. If you require a sign language interpreter at this event or have any other accessibility needs that would assist your participation at this event, please update the enquiries contact so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG

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RSVP by Thursday 28 November 2019






Alice Dockar, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Alice is a Partner in the Real Estate practice at Herbert Smith Freehills and is a Mental Health Champion.



Matthew White, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Matthew leads the London Planning practice at Herbert Smith Freehills. He is also a Mental Health Champion, part of the HSF Mental Health Mentor programme, and identifies the need to put mental and emotional wellbeing at the heart what we do. Mental Health Champions are individuals in the business who are willing and informed to have a conversation about mental health and wellbeing.

Chris Parsons, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Chris Parsons has been with the firm of Herbert Smith Freehills for nearly 35 years. One of Chris' passions is Mental Health and Well-being. Having suffered from serious mental health issues himself, he is very aware of the stigma that surrounds the topic. His aim is to reduce this stigma so that mental ill-health is treated exactly the same as physical ill-health. He does this by telling his own personal story both within HSF, to our clients and to other organisations. Towards the end of 2018 (and sponsored by HSF) Chris completed an intensive programme in Psychotherapy at Regent's University in London. His aim is to build on the excellent work already being undertaken by HSF by establishing a dedicated centre of excellence for mental wellness in 2020 – both for the global firm and for clients and contacts. He plans to share his story with you and talk about his practical day to day approach. He will also talk about the work of the global firm in the wellness space and his vision for the centre of excellence.

Prina Shah, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Prina is a Partner in the Valuation & Advisory team at Cushman & Wakefield. She is also the head of Wellbeing which is part of INSPIRE - the Diversity and Inclusion Programme for the UK at C&W. Prina and the team have been creating awareness and changing the culture at the firm by holding a number of events as well as organising colleagues to be trained as Mental Health First Aiders.

Emily Wheeler, MQ

Emily is an award-winning fundraiser and Head of Philanthropic Partnerships at MQ: Transforming Mental Health, the UK’s leading mental health research charity. She is also Chair of the charity Nightline Association, delivering peer to peer listening services, available to 1.8million higher education students across the UK and Ireland. Her roles allow her to provide an overview of the latest in mental health research and her passion stems from her own experience with anxiety and self-harm which she speaks about openly to encourage greater understanding and reduce stigma.

James Crawford, LionHeart

James Crawford started his career in South Africa in 1985 before moving to the City in London to work for the likes of Weatherall Green & Smith, Jones Lang Wootton and then several years at Savills, where he specialised in multi-million pound commercial acquisitions and sales.  He developed severe depression, which he describes “the most desperate period I have ever experienced”, and says: “After a relatively high-profile career in the City I went from being a highly paid investment agent to nothing in a matter of months. Simply existing was the goal.”  He became a LionHeart ambassador to “highlight the risk we all run in our frantic lives”, and says he hopes sharing his story may encourage other professionals to seek help before they hit rock bottom.

Jacqui Finnigan, Transport for London

Jacqui Finnigan is a psychologist, and Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for Transport for London. She holds associate fellowship and chartership with the British Psychological Society and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Jacqui has over 15 years’ experience of delivering evidence-based mental health preventative and psychological therapy interventions to public and private sector organisations.
Prior to training as a psychologist Jacqui’s career was in Human Resources, management training and careers consultancy. She brings this unique set of skills to create integrated delivery approaches to mental health and wellbeing at organisational, group and individual levels. 


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