New Zealand Law Society - Lawyers to benefit from agreement on health assessment access

Lawyers to benefit from agreement on health assessment access

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The New Zealand Law Society and Vitality Works New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow New Zealand's lawyers to use an online health assessment resource which has been developed by Vitality Works.

The MOU has been signed by Law Society President Kathryn Beck and Vitality Works New Zealand Business Manager Clara Budd in Auckland.

Lawyers will have free access to the "Wellbeing 360" online health assessment resource. Access will be through a special online portal which will be launched in May.

"The Wellbeing 360 is a comprehensive assessment of a person's wellbeing," says Dr Clara Budd for Vitality Works.

"Not only does it focus on physical wellbeing, but also on mental, work and social wellbeing. The Wellbeing 360 provides a snapshot of how you are going in these key areas and, importantly, it provides some simple actions that users can put into practice and trial for themselves."

New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says the new relationship is an important ingredient in the Law Society's Practising Well initiative, which aims to provide resources and assistance to support the health and wellbeing of New Zealand lawyers.

"I have tried the impressive Wellbeing 360 health assessment tool. I spent just a quarter of an hour inputting information and received a comprehensive report and recommendations on my state of health. I know that this resource will be of real benefit to lawyers," Ms Beck says.

"The relationship with Vitality Works is a very important component in our Practising Well development. We have focused on providing support and resources to assist the legal profession with managing wellness issues in three key areas: healthy mind, healthy practice, and healthy body. Our MOU with Vitality Works allows us to provide practical resources to assist lawyers to stay healthy."