We are here to help you
Everybody feels stress at times in their lives, but it is important to identify when things feel too much. Everyone’s threshold is different so it is vital that you do not compare yourself to others. We do not know what is going on behind the scenes with anyone. So let’s focus on you.
If you worried that you are at risk to yourself, please call the call the NHS or visit your nearest Accident and Emergency unit. That is what they are there for.
We know that working as a legal professional provides numerous rewards but it can also be challenging and stressful. We seek to provide support to our members at all levels during both good and difficult and times.
We are not experts in mental wellbeing. We aim to work with a range of partners including LawCare, NHS Scotland, See Me, SAMH and others to increase our awareness and understanding of wellbeing issues. We want to help our members maintain psychological health at work and to successfully meet the challenges of professional life.
Each charity is unique, like each of our members. Do not worry about which one you choose to speak to, just speak to one of them if you feel you need to talk. If they think someone else can assist you better, they will tell you and support you in contacting them. It’s important to know that they will all listen to you and treat you with respect and as an individual.
It can be hard to start a conversation with someone about their emotional wellbeing. However if you are worried about someone, try and get them to talk.
It can particularly hard to have personal conversations with colleagues, but you might feel comfortable trying. If not, perhaps your manager or HR colleagues could start a conversation with them. If you are genuinely worried about a colleague, don't just ignore it.