BetterSpace

Linklaters has teamed up with BetterSpace to give students access to a ground-breaking app, transforming how people care for their wellbeing. The BetterSpace platform puts control where it belongs: in the hands of the individual. Developed with medical expertise and aligned to BetterSpace’s evidence-based six pillars of wellbeing concept, the app empowers workforces and now students to understand and fulfil their mental health needs.

Following the highly successful rollout to Linklaters’ UK employees, we are delighted to be able to give university students in the UK and Northern Ireland who are interested in a career in commercial law access to the app. If you’re interested in accessing BetterSpace, click here to register and tick the relevant box.

 

What do you get?

Once you’ve signed up to the platform, you’ll get exclusive access to a unique directory for wellbeing services available both in-person and virtually. There’s plenty of free content from mindfulness apps, to TED Talks, podcasts and volunteering opportunities. Alongside this, there will be Linklaters content available, as well as some discounted items to buy.

 

Why are we offering this?

We understand that university can be stressful, with the pressure of juggling your studies with job applications and now a pandemic. It’s more important than ever that your physical and mental wellbeing is nurtured. That’s why we are delighted to be able to support students and give you access to BetterSpace to help you take a proactive approach to your own mental health.

 

Linklaters and BetterSpace

As a shareholder in BetterSpace, Linklaters has supported the organisation since it was incorporated and has previously hosted two successful pilots prior to the rollout to all UK employees. In 2020, 336 employees took part in the second pilot, with 70% reporting improved mental health literacy after using BetterSpace, 81% discovered a resource that they would continue using and 91% asked for Linklaters to continue working with BetterSpace. Please be assured that, whilst Linklaters has an ownership stake in BetterSpace, the use of this app by students/candidates will not result in a direct financial benefit to the firm.

The initiative provided by BetterSpace and Linklaters in collaboration positively contributed both to my overall mental health and general wellbeing, as well as to my understanding of how those things can be improved. The broad range of resources and benefits targeting various aspects of health and wellbeing – from stress management and physical exercise to social interaction and meaningful activities – meant that I was empowered to explore which benefits and resources worked best for me, without these being prescribed. Using the app encouraged me to dedicate time to ‘myself’ on a regular basis and opened my eyes to a range of activities I might not have tried. For example, I have taken up boxing exercise classes as a direct result of this experience.” Benja Arnott, Associate