This year, in support of the World’s Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September 2021, Driscoll Kingston Solicitors organised quizzes and raffles throughout September and offered our staff a chance to win an extra day of annual leave.
Three of our brave members of staff – Sian, Jenni and Eilish (accompanied by Eilish’s dog Charlie) have also spent nearly 4 hours climbing up Snowdon on 24th September to raise money in support of the MIND Charity.
MIND charity provides invaluable services, ranging from supporting those who need it the most to providing important information about mental health services and individual’s legal rights. MIND is also consistently campaigning for change and have recently campaigned for a fair and flexible statutory sick pay to be available from day one of an individual feeling unwell – be it physically or mentally. Too often, employees have to sacrifice their health because they are worried about their finances. Driscoll Kingston Solicitors agrees that this is one of many ever so important campaigns that MIND is bringing to the attention of the government, and we wanted to support the great work that MIND is carrying out to support better mental health care.
Mental health is still – too often – considered a sensitive subject. This is particularly true to the legal profession, which is too often expecting anyone embarking on a career in law to be made of steel. Yet, lawyers continuously prove to be one of the most unhappy and anxious individuals. Driscoll Kingston Solicitors believes that we all have to play our part in normalising mental health struggles. We have set ourselves a goal to raise £500 to support the MIND Charity, and we are proud to say that we have exceeded our goal by nearly £400!