Internationally reaching London-based law firm, Bishop & Sewell have partnered with the UK’s leading workplace mental wellbeing solution, Thrive Mental Wellbeing, to provide mental health and wellbeing support to its growing team.
It has been widely reported that the legal sector is a high-pressure environment in which to work, so it is not surprising that 69% of legal professionals admitted to suffering from poor mental health in the year 2020/21, as part of the latest study by LawCare[i]. The sector is particularly vulnerable to burnout also, due to the workload and pressures associated with the demanding roles, therefore it becomes more vital that support is provided to employees.
Understanding the pressures of the sector, as part of its workplace cultural development, Bishop & Sewell sought a solution to aid and deliver a companywide mental wellbeing support programme for its colleagues.
Louise Moyles, HR & Office Manager at Bishop & Sewell comments: “Whilst we understand the importance of mental wellbeing support for our colleagues, our challenge was to find a solution that would offer the best outcomes for those suffering from poor mental wellbeing within the business. The legal profession is particularly impacted by wellbeing issues, so to mitigate the effects within our organisation and for our colleagues, we sought a partner that would offer confidential support for our entire team. We were delighted that not only did Thrive Mental Wellbeing offer all those things, but it also has a strong and proven track record of assisting businesses in various sectors across the globe, offering a proactive reach-out to our colleagues and ongoing therapy based on the individual’s needs making them the perfect partner for us.”
Thrive Mental Wellbeing provide a raft of support services via an intuitive mobile application, accessible for all Bishop & Sewell employees. Solutions include Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and meditation sessions, to goal-based activities and signposting links. The user-friendly, simplistic app also provides specialist screening tools which provide proactive interventions from qualified therapists within ten minutes of screening, leading to unlimited therapy sessions for the user as required. All of this is offered anonymously and confidentially for the user.
Andres Fonseca, CEO of Thrive Mental Wellbeing commented on the partnership: “It is great to see such a prominent law firm take important steps to improve the mental wellbeing of its colleagues, especially considering the issues faced by the sector. Bishop & Sewell really understand the importance of a supportive workplace culture, and we are delighted to partner with them and offer their team ongoing support via the app and therapy sessions. I can’t wait to see this relationship evolve.”
Thrive Mental Wellbeing partners with businesses worldwide. The services are clinically led and evidence-based to ensure the best possible outcomes for employees.