Slaughter and May Awarded City Mental Health Alliance Accreditation

Slaughter and May has been awarded an accreditation mark of ‘Excelling’ by The City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), in the organisations Thriving at Work assessment.

The CMHA’s Thriving at Work assessment helps organisations to measure their progress as they work to build mentally healthy workplaces. It is based on the evidence-based standards set out in the CMHA’s Thriving at Work Guide for organisations to work towards in developing their mental health and wellbeing strategies.

This year, the Standards were updated to introduce the integration of mental health across the employee lifecycle, driving best practice across the ecosystem, for example through supplier engagement and a stronger focus on inclusion and diversity.

The accreditation sits alongside Slaughter and May’s preventative measures to destigmatise mental health, which includes Thrive, our internal employee network.

Slaughter and May Executive Partner Paul Stacey said, “The pandemic and the associated changes to our daily lives have made for an incredibly challenging year for mental health. At Slaughter and May, we take a proactive, preventative approach to the mental health of our people and are delighted to receive this accreditation from the City Mental Health Alliance. The health and wellbeing of everyone in the firm is of paramount importance, and this accreditation sits alongside our existing programme of support and resources.”

Poppy Jaman, CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance said, “This year the CMHA updated its assessment to provide a more ambitious set of actions for employers to innovate and lead the way in creating mentally healthy workplaces. Receiving the Excelling accreditation in the CMHA Thriving at Work assessment is a fantastic achievement. Companies which are ‘Excelling’ are leading the way when it comes to integrating best practice approaches. As we continue to respond to the pandemic, this accreditation reflects all the work done that is protecting, supporting and creating positive mental health for your workforce.”