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Allianz Legal Protection supports solicitors' mental health training

Posted: 5 May 2022

 

The Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) specialist underwrites ATE schemes for personal injury and clinical negligence. Its latest brochure for law firms highlights the support and services it offers as it looks to build transparent and lasting partnerships. 

One of these services is the free access to Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) training. The course gives law firms’ employees some understanding of the factors that may affect mental wellbeing and the confidence to step in and reassure a person in distress, be it a colleague or a client. Delivered by social enterprise MHFA England, this is the first in a series of supportive initiatives to launch in 2022.

James Barclay, head of sales and distribution at Allianz Legal Protection, said: “We’re committed to a partnership ethos and to supporting mental health. The past two years have been stressful for many of us, and the legal profession is no exception. We trust our solicitor partners will find this training helpful and we hope it makes a difference.”

About Mental Health First Aid England training

MHFA is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid. The training provides participants with the skills and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support, be that self-help or professional services.

Those who take MHFA courses are not trained to be therapists or psychiatrists but can offer initial support through non-judgemental listening and guidance. MHFA training also teaches people to look after their own mental wellbeing and spreads the important message that we all have mental health.

MHFA England provides expert consultancy and training to over 20,000 workplaces, including schools, universities, the armed forces community, businesses and the public sector.

About Allianz Legal Protection

Information on After-The-Event (ATE) insurance for solicitors can be found here.

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