Helping you to sustain high performance and to feel good about yourself, your work and your workplace.
Being part of a high-performance culture is rewarding; you engage in inspiring and challenging work; you're expected to give your best and you're trusted to deliver high-quality results. Wellbeing is essential to this – you need to be at your best to deal with the everyday and the exceptional with excellence, and to feel fulfilled in your work. That's why we nurture an environment and ways of working that help you to optimise your wellbeing – a culture that is fully supported by all members of leadership.
We promote positive wellbeing and psychological safety. We encourage you to speak openly about your mental health and to be able to seek help with confidence, should you need it. We aim to reduce stigma and unnecessary causes of stress. Each of us, through our awareness of and interactions with one another, has a constructive role to play. The better our own wellbeing, the more we can help those around us, ensuring our teams are flourishing.
We provide guidance to help you look after your own wellbeing, comprehensive support, and early intervention strategies to avoid people reaching crisis. Everyone can bring their whole self to work, and you'll find a strong sense of community in our networks. Wellbeing is about so much more than high performance. It’s about you. Having the right degree of rest and recuperation and ensuring whatever hours you spend at work are motivating. Engaging with brilliant colleagues in interesting, challenging and cutting-edge work. Leaving you feeling inspired, motivated, challenged and achieving your personal ambitions.
There are over 40 Mental Health Advocates – partners and senior support professionals from every major A&O office. Their role is to sponsor our Minds Matter programme locally by normalising mental health conversations and championing working practices that support positive mental health.
Awards and partnerships
The 2022 Community Business Awards
We are thrilled to announce that our Jakarta HR Team has been recognised in The 2022 Community Business Awards by Citibank for Pioneering initiatives in Asia. This award is presented for Jakarta's HR initiatives and A&O regional programs related to talent management and wellbeing, particularly in supporting female employees and their families.Read more
Global Business Collaboration Mental Health Leadership Pledge
Allen & Overy has signed the GBC’s Mental Health Leadership Pledge and will be taking action to deliver on pledge commitments and help create global change when it comes to creating better workplace mental health.Read more
Mindful Business Charter
Allen & Overy has signed the Mindful Business Charter, joining a growing number of law firms and other businesses, in a collective effort to promote healthier and more effective ways of working. The Charter brings clients their legal services providers together to reach a shared agenda for mental health wellbeing.Read more
This Can Happen awards
Allen & Overy are delighted and proud to be a partner sponsor for This Can Happen and the title sponsor for the TCH Awards. The Awards celebrate excellence in mental health strategies and it is clear that there is an overwhelmingly positive impact that winning one of these Awards has on both individuals and companies alike.Read more
City Mental Health Alliance
The MindForward Thriving at Work UK Assessment helps organisations to measure and benchmark progress as they work towards building mentally healthy workplaces. It is set against the evidence-based standards in the Thriving at Work Guide, a framework to help businesses develop their mental health and wellbeing strategies.Read more
Allen & Overy is a Foundation Partner of Mindset Magazine, a new publication dedicated to mental health. The quarterly magazine, which has been made available to all A&O employees includes articles on a wide range of mental health related topics and aims to challenge the way we think about mental health.Read more
Global MindForward Alliance
Allen & Overy is an active global member of the MindForward Alliance. Alongside other business leaders, we are committed to transforming mental health in the workplace. Read more