Needing to manage mental health shouldn't be a barrier to success in the legal profession and there should be no stigma attached to talking about our mental health, which is why we've asked some of our senior leaders in the profession to lead the way by sharing their stories.
Getting involved in Pass the Badge can work in two ways.
1. You could be nominated if someone already participating in the campaign passes the badge onto you.
2. You can jump in yourself at any point and post your own story. There's no need to be nominated and the more people that proactively get involved, the faster the campaign will spread.
We're focusing on how we build good mental health, increase our resilience and manage stress successfully to make sure we thrive at work and in our personal lives. It's up to you to talk about what is relevant to you.
You might want to share a blog, a video, a tweet or a photo.
Make sure you add the Pass the Badge logo to your post. You can do this on the Pass the Badge website.
From here, you can download your image with the logo added. It doesn't have to be a picture of you, it might be something you enjoy doing or an image that represents your story.
In addition you can:
1. Use hastags #PasstheBadge and #starttalking so we can track the campaign
2. Add a link to this page so people can find more information
3. Nominate people to pass the badge onto.
Here's an example you can use:
I am getting involved in @SeeMe and #LawscotWellbeing's #PasstheBadge campaign to get the legal profession to #starttalking about mental health. Here's my story. Find out how to join in here: (www.lawscot.org.uk/passthebadge). I am passing the badge to (nominee one) and (nominee two)'.
As well as this being a social media campaign, perhaps there's an opportunity to make it internal at work, or kick it off with other networks you're part of. You could post on an intranet site, or a closed group on LinkedIn, or send round an email.