Starting in 2019, Minds Count has been running the Minds Count Annual Awards to recognise innovation and leadership in mental wellbeing in legal workplaces. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate and reward organisations and individuals who take concrete action to promote better mental wellbeing in legal workplaces, and draw together best practice in investing in mental wellbeing in legal workplaces, so that the rest of the profession can learn from the industry leaders.
There are two categories of awards, the Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative in a Legal Workplace for organisations, and the Individual Leader in Legal Mental Wellbeing for individuals.
The awards are announced at the annual Minds Count Lecture. Nominations for 2023 are expected to open around June.
Previous winners of the Minds Count Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative in a Legal Workplace have been:
2022 – Shine Lawyers
2021 – Thomson Reuters Australia
2020 – Morrissey Law
2019 – Herbert Smith Freehills
Previous winners of the Minds Count Individual Leader in Legal Mental Wellbeing have been:
2022 – Andy Liao
2020 – Annette Kimmitt
2019 – Clarissa Rayward