We are collaborating with experts in wellbeing and the arts to bring you online resources to support mental resilience. See below a video from our in-house psychologist, guides to working from home and a global resource for keeping children entertained during lock down. We are also delighted to share exercise videos from The Australian Ballet (for whom we have been the official Legal Partner for almost 10 years) that you can enjoy with your family, delivered by David McAllister AM, Artistic Director and former principal dancer.
Working from home guide
Drawing on our own experience as well as that of our clients, this guide may assist you as you adapt to working from home.
A compilation of online education and entertainment resources for children of all ages.
A collection of online resources for all including virtual museum tours, online drawing classes and fitness channels.
Read more about how we support mental health and wellbeing at Herbert Smith Freehills
Mental Health and Wellbeing
In 2018 we launched our global commitment to health and wellbeing, underlining the firm's commitment to helping our people prioritise their health and wellbeing and reinforcing a supportive, respectful and inclusive culture.
We are taking positive steps to raise awareness, promote greater health and wellbeing and provide training and support. On World Mental Health Day we demonstrated our support with a series of events throughout the firm including by sharing some of our stories.
Watch the full This is Me video series here
THRIVE - OUR VISION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
In October 2019, we launched our first global mental health strategy – Thrive. This strategy will drive our activity throughout the firm, with a focus on culture, prevention and access to support to enable optimal mental health for everyone.
For more information please contact Danielle Kelly.
How We Work Guidelines – driving sustainable working practices
Our How We Work guidelines create an explicit link between a high performance culture, individual wellbeing and more efficient, balanced and sustainable ways of working. They cover a number of areas, including promoting smart meetings, mindful emailing, better conversations and embracing agile and flexible working.
MENTAL HEALTH PODCASTS
Listen to Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Danielle Kelly, in conversation with Wellness Daily about the firm's journey on health and wellbeing and what we're doing to better connect individuals with the underlying purpose and mission of the firm.
Listen to Partner and Chair of our Indian Practice, Chris Parsons in conversation with the Law Society about the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the legal sector and his own personal story.