Practical tips on how to build and nurture a working environment
that supports mental health and wellbeing
Wednesday 12 May 2021
12.30 – 1.30 pm
The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) kindly invited IP Inclusive supporters to their free webinar to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. Running from 10 to 16 May, the week provided an opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice.
The webinar was presented by Graham McCartney, co-founder of the charity Jonathan’s Voice, who provided information and practical ideas on how leaders can put measures in place to ensure that workplaces are mentally healthy.
Jonathan’s Voice was set up in memory of the patent attorney Jonathan McCartney, who in 2017 tragically took his own life. The charity works to actively promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, specifically for those in the IP professions. You can find out more about this work on our Mental Health and Wellbeing page, which Jonathan’s Voice helped us to create.
By attending this event, delegates would be able to:
- Encourage open dialogue about mental health and reduce the associated stigma
- Improve workplace cultures to be more inclusive and supportive of those with mental health problems
- Adapt working practices and workload management to reduce stress levels
- Improve signposting to relevant resources, both within and outside the sector
Graham is a trustee and one of the founders of the charity Jonathan’s Voice (Registered Charity Number 1180424) which was set up in late 2017 following the death of his son Jonathan by suicide at the age of 35. Jonathan was a partner in a firm of patent attorneys with offices in Bristol, London and Munich.
One of the charity’s main objects is “to promote a culture of positive mental health, particularly in the IP and legal environment, and to encourage organisations to create the right support structures, policies and practice to support employees’ mental health and well-being”. They provide resources, talks and training events to help individuals look after their mental health and assist firms to support their employees.
12 pm: login available
12:30 pm: presentations
1:15 pm: Q&A
1:30 pm: end