Linklaters celebrates World Mental Health Day 2018
Workplace mental health is a growing concern and with 1 in 4 of us likely to fight a mental illness each year, Linklaters is dedicated to ensuring we create a working environment that supports and encourages good health and wellbeing.
On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, Linklaters worked with the OCD & Anxiety Hong Kong Group to support their Green Ribbon Campaign. The aim of the campaign was to wear a touch of green or a green ribbon to support individuals and their families affected by mental health conditions. As a firm, we are proud of the enthusiasm of our staff in showing their support to sufferers and helping to break the stigma associated with mental illness.
In the lead up to World Mental Health Day, Linklaters co-hosted an event with The City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong, which brought together speakers with personal experience, researchers and leading experts, to examine implications for the workplace, discuss the legal perspective and focus on practical action. Hong Kong based key note speaker, Olivia Parker, shared her personal journey with mental illness after her Afghan veteran boyfriend lost his battle with depression last year. Other speakers included, Peter Reynolds from Oliver Wyman who shared results from a collaborative research project with HKU and CMA HK and Dr Barry Connell who provided insights from the field of workplace psychiatry. Linklaters’ own Emma Pugh, Co-Head of Employment & Incentives for Hong Kong also shared her expertise on the legal considerations for mental health at work.
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