3 December This is Me welcomes new Programme Manager Bethan
Jodie Hill, Founder & Managing Partner of Thrive Law to chair our This is Me 2023 event!
Jodie was initially called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 2010, then cross-qualified to become a Solicitor in 2013. Following a mental breakdown (which Jodie now describes as her “mental breakthrough”), in 2018 she established Thrive Law, the first law firm in the UK founded on wellbeing, diversity, inclusion and belonging. It is these values that underpin Thrive's approach to both its clients and colleagues, practicing law differently, in a space where people matter. With her forward-thinking and innovative approach to law, Jodie has been disrupting the legal sector by creating a uniquely positioned firm that assists organisations in getting the very best from their biggest asset, their people. Jodie’s vision and ambition have been recognised regionally and nationally by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, The Law Society and through a variety of prestigious awards.
In addition to being the Managing Partner at Thrive Law, Jodie is also a Law lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and an active member of the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee. She is a passionate Mental Health and Diversity & Inclusion advocate, and in 2019 campaigned for the government to make Mental Health First Aiders mandatory in all workplaces, which resulted in a parliamentary debate (at the point of writing, a second reading of the Bill has passed with no objections!). Jodie is the founding Chair of This is ME Yorkshire which launched in October 2020. Jodie also regularly appears as a leading expert on employment law, mental health, discrimination, and EDI matters on national and regional TV and radio, including Radio 4 & 5, Sky News, Channel 4, BBC World News and ITV’s 'Steph’s Packed Lunch'.
Open to organisations across all sectors and hosted by UBS, our This is Me 2023 event is part of our aim to change attitudes towards mental health in the workplace by reducing stigma, dispelling myths and raising awareness to improve employee wellbeing. Jodie will lead an impressive line-up of speakers and including a representative from The Lord Mayor’s Appeal team to discuss mental health in the workplace. Attendees will also have the chance to engage in round-table discussions led by experts on how to use the This is Me tools and their own resources so we can all talk about mental health more confidentially and help #endthestigma
Through our Green Ribbon campaign, wellbeing in the workplace programme and storytelling, last year our This is Me campaign found that 67% of organisations saw an improved awareness of mental health among employees while 65% of organisations say that after taking part in This is Me activities employees speak more freely about mental health at work.
Our This is Me Storytelling empowers organisations to encourage their employees to open the conversation around mental health by sharing their personal experiences. So far, 306 organisations have supported their employees to share their lived experience of mental ill health.
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