World Mental Health Day

Posted on 10 October 2018

Today, Wednesday 10 October 2018, is World Mental Health Day.

Statistics show that each year mental health issues will affect around one in four of us. In the past many people at home and in workplaces across the country have kept quiet for fear of facing stigma and discrimination. 

Today, that is changing.

Watch our film and find out more about our commitment to a culture where everyone can be open about their mental health and be supported to thrive in their roles.

World Mental Health Day

Understanding and managing Mental Health

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya

So let’s talk about mental health. Statistics show that each year mental health issues will affect around one in four of us.  In the past many people at home and in workplaces across the country have kept quiet for fear of facing stigma and discrimination.  Today, that is changing.  High profile advocates for mental health are speaking up and providing a platform for others so do so.

No one with a mental health problem should be made to feel alone.

The worst thing you can do is say, “come on, pull yourself together?”

And stigma it seems to me is the thing we most have to address.

Alison Pay

Managing Director

Mental Health at Work

We all have mental health, it exists on a continuum.  From health to issue to illness.  If we can all talk about it, we can manage our movement across that continuum far more smoothly than if we are unable to talk about it.

Sara Brewer

Facilitator

Mental Health at Work

A lot of it starts with literacy and really, as I say, understanding about myths and misconceptions, language and being able to feel really comfortable asking people how they are and what’s going on for them.

Andrew Berrie

Employee Program Manager

Time to Change

A way of addressing the myths and assumptions around mental health is being open and honest with our colleagues, with our co-workers, with the people that we work with on a day to day basis, with our friends, with our family and we really look to encourage people with lived experience to talk about their own experiences of mental health.

Mishcon de Reya

No longer do we, our family, friends and colleagues have to struggle in silence.  At Mishcon de Reya we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment to assist everyone in fulfilling their potential.  We believe that having a firm that is better educated around mental health and having managers who have the practical skills to manage and support people, creates a culture where everyone can be open about their mental health and be supported to thrive in their roles.  This is why we have signed the Time to Change pledge.  We are committed to rolling out our Understanding and Managing Mental Health training firm-wide

Mishcon de Reya

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