HB Well is an inclusive, whole-person approach to well-being for each member of the global Haynes Boone team. We are dedicated to leading with empathy, encouraging self-care, and meeting the unique well-being needs of our people through compassionate support, accessible resources, and evidence-based education.
Together we are stronger, more resilient, and empowered to thrive personally and professionally.
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Building on already robust wellness initiatives, Haynes Boone, LLP is expanding its well-being efforts to better empower its people to engage in their health.
Since the firm’s beginning, caring for and supporting each other has been a foundational aspect of Haynes Boone’s culture, instilled by founders Dick Haynes and Mike Boone. But never before has the firm provided as many well-being tools as it is in 2023, spearheaded by Abby Read, the firm’s first-ever Wellness Manager.
At Haynes Boone, our HB Well Champions are lawyers and business professionals who lead with empathy and want to take an active role in supporting the well-being of their peers. Our Champions strengthen our teamwork culture through peer-to-peer engagement and connection. Our hope is that, through our Champions, we can provide a safe and accessible avenue for our people to seek help and support when needed.
In 2019, Haynes Boone became signatories of the American Bar Association’s Well-Being Pledge, and committed to a framework for addressing substance abuse, mental health distress and legal professional well-being. Each consecutive year we have continued this commitment to well-being at our firm.
As part of Haynes and Boone, LLP’s commitment to wellness, the firm has long sought to educate employees about the dangers of alcoholism, addiction and other mental health challenges that disproportionately impact the legal industry. Haynes Boone’s Wellness Manager Abby Read recently interviewed Senior Competitive Intelligence Specialist James Jewell, a former practicing lawyer, who spoke candidly about his battles with alcoholism and the wellness practices that have contributed to his recovery.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is launching a movement challenge this month to all lawyers and staff in furtherance of the firm’s wellness initiatives. To mark the occasion, Wellness Manager Abby Read interviewed Dallas Associate Mei Zhang, a member of the Finance Practice Group, who discusses her passion for rock climbing and her commitment to self-care. Mei is a role model for the heights (literal and figurative) professionals can attain by being physically active.
October is Depression Education and Awareness Month, and to mark the occasion, Wellness Manager Abby Read interviewed Patricia Kirven, an event specialist in the business development department. They discussed Patricia’s journey with high-functioning depression and the positive impact therapy has had on her life. Patricia highlights the firm’s partnership with Lyra Health as an important steppingstone to her getting connected with a therapist who has greatly helped her manage her depression and prioritize her well-being.
Meet our HB Wellness Champions who recently became certified in Mental Health First Aid. They share why prioritizing mental health in the workplace is important, and how they prioritize their own mental health.
Meet the team focused on well-being for each member of the global Haynes Boone firm.
Caring for each other and working together are foundational elements of our culture. It's what makes this firm so special – the way we care for our people, our clients, and our communities.