Media - Video

Mindfulness and Anxiety

Attendees joined Jonathan’s Voice and and IP Inclusive for an event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2024. We welcomed back the wonderful Dr Sally Rose, whose session explained how our  nervous systems and distracted minds fuel the fire of fear that manifests as anxiety and panic.  Mindfulness-based attention practices can help us to work with the thoughts and feelings of anxiety and panic that we all experience. By acknowledging the presence of fear, we can observe the reactions and guide our attention to safe and stabilising things in the present moment, which in turn can rein in the anxious mind and calm the fire of fear.

Sally introduced attention practices and a way of approaching unpleasant experiences that can reduce anxiety and help us recover our equilibrium.

A recording of the webinar can be accessed here 

Workable Ranges – a map and method for better balance and wellbeing

This workshop from Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive showed you how to understand and regulate your nervous system and to manage your mind and body for being well, working well and not burning out. It was led by Sally Rose and Nicola Neath who are workplace counsellors and experts in workplace mental health. As well as enabling you to recognise your own signs of balance and imbalance or stress, they demonstrated how the model can help us to self-regulate and harness our variations in energy and capacity.

A recording of the webinar can be accessed here and you can find the slides used here

The Power of Reverse Mentoring

In March 2024 LawCare, Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive co-hosted a free webinar about the use  of reverse mentoring to improve understanding and inclusivity, and in turn wellbeing. It included  a talk by Professor Rachael O’Connor from the University of Leeds, who has partnered with LawCare to pilot and research reverse mentoring schemes, a contribution from Andrea Brewster OBE and a panel discussion led by mental health trainer and consultant Penelope Aspinall. 

A recording of the webinar can be accessed here 


Procrastination – Frustration

In January 2024, Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive co-hosted a webinar “Procrastination Frustration”. Jonathan’s Voice mental health expert Penelope Aspinall talked about the internal drivers that lead us to put off doing important tasks, the positive and negative consequences of procrastinating, and how to try and break the cycle. Penny also helped us to consider our own procrastination tendencies and to create an action plan.

A recording of the webinar can be accessed here 

Exploring Anxiety

This is a subject that affects many people at some time who may experience different levels of anxiety. In this webinar, kindly hosted and managed by IP Inclusive Jonathan’s Voice trainers, Barbara Lawton, Katie Behrens and Mark Fudge gave a deeper insight into anxiety: what’s causing it, how it affects our brains and bodies and the impact on our work, especially in IP. Most importantly, there were some ideas on how to manage,

A recording of the webinar is available here.

Menopause – the light we shone

On 17 October 2023 IP Inclusive  hosted a joint webinar with Jonathan’s Voice to mark World Menopause Day. In “Shining a Light on the Menopause” we learnt more about the menopause and perimenopause, and heard from a panel of IP professionals about their personal experiences and suggestions.

Listen to the recording here

Webinar on Male Suicide – Myths, Action, Hope

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2023 Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive and held a free webinar on Male Suicide – Myths, Action, Hope.

The theme for this year was again “Creating Hope through Action.” The session was led by Susie Bennett from the University of Glasgow’s Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, Mark Fudge and Professor Andrew Reeves. Susie is conducting research into male suicide under the direction of Professor Rory O’Connor. Her work is part-funded by Jonathan’s Voice; you can find out more about it at

You can listen to the recording here or a summary here.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2023

The theme for World Suicide Prevention Day which is marked each year on September 10th is again “Creating Hope Through Action”. We are all called to action to help prevent the deaths of the estimated 703,000 people who die by suicide worldwide each year.  The latest statistics for England and Wales (2021) show that 5583 deaths by suicides were registered, 6.9% higher than in 2020.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) has produced a short video about the action we as individuals might be able to take. It writes

“By encouraging understanding, reaching in and sharing experiences we want to give people the confidence to take action. To prevent suicide requires us to become a beacon of light to those in pain. You can be the light.”

Do watch this moving and inspiring video.

What it’s like to be us

Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive jointly hosted a webinar about mental wellbeing for paralegals, IP support staff and those who work with them. Alongside the chair Penny Aspinall (mental health consultant to Jonathan’s Voice) panellists with a range of roles in IP discussed some of the issues covered in the new Jonathan’s Voice guide for IP support professionals including setting boundaries, how to say “no” and having difficult conversations.

Thank you to Andrea Brewster (LEO IP Inclusive), Penelope Aspinall and all the panellists for facilitating this and providing the recording.

Mindfulness webinar

In this joint Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, mindfulness expert Dr Sally Rose, introduced mindfulness practices and concepts that can help us focus, manage distractions and build mental stability. It outlined how mindfulness equips us to recognise difficulties when they arise and to meet them head on, which in turn can develop our stress tolerance and open up new possibilities for coping and adapting.

A recording of the main parts of the webinar, (excluding Q and A session) is available here

How to have conversations with ourselves and others – and what to do next

In this joint  IP Inclusive and Jonathan’s Voice event during Stress Awareness Month this April, mental health experts Mark Fudge and Andrew Reeves, look at ways of opening a conversation about mental health. They discuss some of the key skills that might be helpful in supporting people to talk. And they answer the question that often concerns people the most: once we are talking, what do we do next?

A recording of the main parts of the webinar (excluding the Q&A session) is available here.

Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive webinar “Why men take their own lives – what we know and what we don’t.”

In the UK, suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50. Jonathan’s Voice is part-funding research into male suicide at the University of Glasgow Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory . Susie Bennett is the researcher on the project. In this webinar, Susie gave an overview of her research and why she believes it is so important and what the outcomes are so far. Listen here

Darkness to hope

“Darkness to hope” –  a Jonathan’s Voice and IP Inclusive webinar to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2022, with the theme this year being “Creating Hope Through Action”.

Listen to the recording here Thank you to IP Inclusive for facilitating this.