Bishop and Sewell introduces mental health and wellbeing support for staff

London-based law firm Bishop and Sewell has implemented mental health and wellbeing support for employees to help them deal with the pressures of the legal sector.

Through the service, which is provided by Thrive Mental Wellbeing, its employees will be able to access anonymous and confidential support services via an app, such as cognitive behavioural therapies, meditation sessions, goal-based activities and signposting links.

The app, which complies with NHS Digital Technology Assessment Criteria, prevents, manages, and screens employees for mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, enabling them to receive and seek help from therapists within 10 minutes of screening before reaching crisis stage. They can have as many therapy sessions as they require.

As part of its understanding of the importance of a supportive workplace culture and its workplace cultural development, Bishop and Sewell has introduced this support as a means to aid and deliver a mental wellbeing support programme for staff, and take steps to improve mental health.

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Louise Moyles, HR and office manager at Bishop and Sewell, said: “While 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.”