Swain & Co Solicitors help our society’s most vulnerable through work with those facing homelessness, domestic abuse victims and seriously injured individuals.
In doing so, staff have become so client focused, that their wellbeing at work could suffer.
Adrian Syms kicked off the conference by thanking staff for their commitment to their work. In turn, he and Samantha Lee wanted to invest in them. 2019 will see a focus on staff development with each staff member having a personal development plan.
“We are taking wellbeing in the workplace seriously. We will endeavour to create a supportive environment and progress your career.”
There is wide spread evidence that the legal profession suffers one of the highest levels of stress. The work that Swain & Co Solicitors are involved in means that often lawyers and support staff are affected on a personal level.
Swain & Co are vowing to make mental health a normal part of conversations, as well as create a system of support for all staff.
The staff conference saw guest speaker Francoise Woolley from ACAS talk about wellbeing at work and the common misconceptions made. She also explained that everyone has difference stress thresholds and things outside of work can change and affect work.
Francoise congratulated the law firm for taking mental health and wellbeing at work seriously.