Another successful lecture was held again this year and was delivered by keynote speaker, David Westgate. David is a bipolar businessman, writer and mental health advocate and has had a long career as a high-flying businessman working in the field of advertising.

David decided to blend his passion and career to become a keynote speaker for the Black Dog Institute after being diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and is now a passionate promoter of mental health within the workplace whilst living a full personal and professional life.

On behalf of everyone – a big thank you to David for so openly speaking about his experiences and sharing such practical tips on how to reach out to our colleagues.

The speech was followed by an interactive Q&A session with David Westgate & Dr Greg DeMoore (psychiatrist and Minds Count Board member) and was facilitated by Jerome Doraisamy (The Wellness Doctrines and Minds Count Board member).

Congratulations to Herbert Smith Freehills and Clarissa Rayward for winning the inaugural Minds Count Awards for Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative and Individual Leadership in Legal Mental Wellbeing. Their work is so inspiring, and we look forward to hearing about what’s to come.

The Minds Count Foundation truly appreciate the support and commitment from individuals to spread the word on mental health and to create change for the better. We look forward to working together so we can improve mental wellbeing across the legal profession and look forward to the lecture in 2020!

Here are some fantastic shots taken on the night by David Field, Board Member – Minds Count Foundation.

What’s next?

We’re holding a series of Q&A events next year on how to create a successful mental health initiative in law. Keep an eye out for your invitation!