McInnes Wilson Lawyers has been named as a Finalist in the Australasian Law Awards in the JLT Employee Health & Wellbeing category. This recognises the firm's workplace programs designed to promote health and wellbeing amongst staff.

Now in its 8th year, the Health, Wealth, Life and Sustainability program reflects the firm’s holistic approach and commitment to investing in staff members’ mental, emotional and physical well-being in order to build resilience and employee satisfaction with a sustainable work life balance.

Head of Human Resources, Elizabeth Rowe said, “Being acknowledged as a finalist of this award recognises the firm's commitment to the ongoing focus of healthy practices and mental illness prevention and mitigation within its staff both in the workplace and their personal lives.”

Elizabeth believes, "With greater knowledge and understanding about mental health and illness within the industry, the workplace, individuals and organisations; staff are better equipped to identify and manage signs and symptoms within themselves and colleagues and to connect with support networks and resources."

In 2016, staff participated in health and wellbeing sessions including but not limited to ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’ by Beyond Blue to increase awareness about depression and anxiety disorders, and ‘Building Resilience’ by Wesley Health, which educated participants on how to deal with emotional stressors and bounce back from life challenges using resilience and mindfulness techniques.