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17 March 2021 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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20 January 2021 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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11 November 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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8 September 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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6 July 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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9 March 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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13 January 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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9 September 2019 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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11 July 2019 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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17 June 2019 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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MBC trustee meeting 20 April 2021

Trustee Meetings

Final agenda (minutes of the meeting are available on request - please contact mbc@byrnedean.com)

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MBC trustee meeting 10 March 2021

Trustee Meetings

Final agenda (minutes of the meeting are available on request - please contact mbc@byrnedean.com)

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23 April 2021 - Update on trustee roles and responsibilities

Communications

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MBC CIO constitution

Communications

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Trustee Bios

Communications

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Signatories update on incorporation July 2020

Correspondence

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Funding proposal to signatories July 2020

Correspondence

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Signatories update

Correspondence

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23 April 2021 - Update on trustee roles and responsibilities

Communications

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MBC CIO constitution

Communications

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Trustee Bios

Communications

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MBC and project work - Keeping the people in mind

MBC Resources

An article from a project team who work with law firms a lot with their thoughts on managing projects mindfully

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MBC - Covid and a return to the office - discussion note

MBC Resources

A discussion event was held in September 2020 (as the UK's first lockdown restrictions began to be lifted) to explore collective thinking around and the application of MBC to the next phase of people working both in the office and remotely. This note summarises the output from breakout group discussions.

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Annual evaluation form

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MBC and Covid-19 - some thoughts

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MBC Toolkit

MBC Resources

A useful guide to implementing the Charter in your organisation

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MBC Evolution tool

MBC Resources

A tool to help organisations think about actions to take at different stages of involvement with MBC

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The Mindful Business Charter and what we might learn from horses?

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Implementing the Mindful Business Charter (two ideas and four rules)

MBC Resources

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MBC - A short history

MBC Resources

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Be brave logo

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Four pillars logo

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MBC logo

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MBC logo colour

MBC Resources

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Barclays Mindful Connections comic strip - last minute rescheduling

Signatory Resources

• Mindful Connections consisted of 12 episodes which were emailed on a weekly basis to all of Barclays Legal globally (c.750 employees). • The Mindful Ninja was created as a mascot for the series, a character who shares small but meaningful actions that all of us can take to help improve wellbeing and mental health for everyone • This was followed up by 10 episodes of Mindful Reflections where we caught up with Legal colleagues (diversity across geography, role, corporate title, gender, ethnicity, etc) to understand their favourite episode of Mindful Connections, what they were consciously doing differently now and suggestions for further improvements of Legal’s supportive culture.

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Barclays Mindful Connections comic strip - being heard

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• Mindful Connections consisted of 12 episodes which were emailed on a weekly basis to all of Barclays Legal globally (c.750 employees). • The Mindful Ninja was created as a mascot for the series, a character who shares small but meaningful actions that all of us can take to help improve wellbeing and mental health for everyone • This was followed up by 10 episodes of Mindful Reflections where we caught up with Legal colleagues (diversity across geography, role, corporate title, gender, ethnicity, etc) to understand their favourite episode of Mindful Connections, what they were consciously doing differently now and suggestions for further improvements of Legal’s supportive culture.

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Barclays Mindful Connections comic strip - getting actions done

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• Mindful Connections consisted of 12 episodes which were emailed on a weekly basis to all of Barclays Legal globally (c.750 employees). • The Mindful Ninja was created as a mascot for the series, a character who shares small but meaningful actions that all of us can take to help improve wellbeing and mental health for everyone • This was followed up by 10 episodes of Mindful Reflections where we caught up with Legal colleagues (diversity across geography, role, corporate title, gender, ethnicity, etc) to understand their favourite episode of Mindful Connections, what they were consciously doing differently now and suggestions for further improvements of Legal’s supportive culture.

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Embedding MBC in IT at A & O

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Osborne Clarke MBC Manager toolkit

Signatory Resources

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DLA Piper - Leading in the new normal booklet

Signatory Resources

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Capsticks Charter with Covid-19 in mind

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Signatory updates provided - rolling summary

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Pinsent Masons MBC Code of Conduct

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Weightmans - Our story

Signatory Stories

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Hogan Lovells 2019 MBC update

Signatory Stories

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Barclays' Mindful Business Charter Journey - the first six months

Signatory Stories

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Businesses must learn to take their employees’ mental health seriously - Kate Dodd in The Scotsman

Monday, November 2, 2020

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Well, being kind is the key to ingredient to business success - The Law Society Gazette

Friday, May 29, 2020

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Workplace wellbeing should be at the top of everyone’s agenda – Richard Foley in The Scotsman

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Can lawyers learn to go home and get more sleep? - FT article

Friday, September 13, 2019

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No alarms and no surprises - Legal Business article

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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In praise of baby steps - Legal Business

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Barclays, Ruby Wax and Mental health - City AM article

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Press release 8 October 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Press release 14 May 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Press release 10 October 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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MBC trustee meeting

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Trustee meeting 10am-12pm

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MBC joint event with the Law Society of Scotland - 12 May 12pm

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How the Mindful Business Charter can serve as a blueprint for a more mentally healthy workplace. With panellists from RBS, Lloyds Banking Group and Burness Paull. Zoom registration link below.

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May 2021 signing event from 5.30 to 6.45pm

Thursday, May 13, 2021

An evening to reflect and welcome new signatories 13 May 2021 from 5.30 to 6.45 pm Via Zoom We are pleased to invite you to our Mindful Business Charter event on 13 May 2021, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. We will welcome a host of new signatories, have an update on broader developments with the MBC and hear from two speakers: DR EMMA JONES is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Sheffield with a particular interest in emotions and wellbeing within the profession. Emma is part of the International Bar Association’s global task force on mental health and wellbeing (of which Richard Martin is also part) and she will summarise both the findings of the recent global survey conducted by the IBA as well as the commentary on those findings from a team of academics that she led. She will particularly focus on those aspects that relate to the culture and environment in which we operate and which, of course, is what the MBC is all about. Although legal profession focussed, the insight is global and, like the Charter, of far broader sector relevance. DR MARK BERELOWITZ is a Consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Along with his Thai colleague Dr Tee, Mark studied the Thai boys football team who were trapped in a cave in the summer of 2018, and identified key themes to their resilience and survival. More recently Mark has been involved in supporting frontline clinical NHS staff during the COVID pandemic, and is helping the hospital plan for the post pandemic recovery. Mark will draw on these and other learnings to offer insight into organisational resilience and what our organisations can be doing to enable each of us to make a difference, for ourselves and for each other. There will be time for Q & A and the event will close around 6.45pm. Please register using the link below to let us know that you will be attending.

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US Institute for Well-Being in Law MBC event - 19 May 12pm ET/5pm BST

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

We are taking part in a panel event to promote the Charter to a US audience. It is part of a week of focus on activity organisations can adopt to follow on from the annual week of focus on individual actions to promote lawyer wellbeing. It is a great opportunity to introduce and promote the Charter to a US audience. If you have US colleagues or offices, or US clients or contacts, please take a moment to think about whether you want to send them the link and encourage them to join the event. The registration link is below.

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Signatories call

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Our bi-monthly call to share updates. 20 May 11am-12pm

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MBC trustee meeting

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Trustee meeting 10am-12pm

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Signatories call

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Our bi-monthly call to share updates. 15 July 2-3pm

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MBC trustee meeting

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Trustee meeting 11am-1pm

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Signatories call

Monday, September 20, 2021

Our bi-monthly signatories call to share updates. 20 September 11am-12pm

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MBC trustee meeting

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Trustee meeting 9-11am

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Signatories call

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Our bi-monthly call to share updates. 10 November 2-3pm

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MBC trustee meeting

Monday, December 13, 2021

Trustee meeting 9.30-11.30am

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MBC stress awareness session - 13 April 2021

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During the session Richard Martin encouraged participants to be more aware of when they are feeling stressed and of what that is doing to them, gave insight and guidance as to how we can each individually better manage stress and stressful situations and reminded us of what MBC tells us about how we can help each other.

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The MBC - Lessons Learned and Myth Busting

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Insight from Kate Dodd and Matt Morgan of Pinsent Masons

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