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What can we learn from IBA research on mental wellbeing in the profession?

Our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Olivia Moore takes a look at the recent International Bar Association research into mental wellbeing and considers how the findings compare with Society’s own research in this area.

Regaining a sense of connectivity, certainty and control

For April's Stress Awareness Month, our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Olivia Moore explores its key themes of connectivity, certainty and control, and offers some practical tips.

Student wellbeing: How I'm managing mine

Glasgow University DPLP student Rachael Purvis discusses managing mental health at university and shares her top tips for maintaining positive mental wellbeing.

We need to keep showing support for working parents

COPFS' Andrew Laing discusses how employers can continue to offer support to parents who are juggling work and home-schooling during the pandemic.

Five easy ways to get involved in Time to Talk Day

Here are five ways to take part in Time To Talk Day on Thursday 4 February, whatever your role, recommended by Lawscot Wellbeing.

Marking mental health days is so much more than a tick-box exercise

Olivia Moore, Careers and Wellbeing Manager at the Law Society of Scotland, discusses how marking mental health days can be an important way for employers to engage staff, break down stigma and raise confidence to speak about mental health issues.

Parents in the pandemic

With parents and carers once again forced to juggle homeschool and work, it's key that firms and organisations understand the issues faced by their employees and for those struggling to know they're not alone. Our Head of Careers & Outreach, Heather McKendrick, shares what we learned from the first lockdown.

Make stress management and resilience-building a priority for 2021

Fiona Chambers works part-time as an employment lawyer and also delivers workplace wellbeing training. In this piece, Fiona gives us twelve steps to take a proactive approach to managing stress and building resilience in the coming year.

Wellbeing in the winter: how to support your teams

Emma Smith, HR Business Partner at Burness Paull LLP and member of the Lawscot Wellbeing steering group, shares some seasonal tips for employers on how to support staff wellbeing.

International Men's Day 2020: Parental leave for dads should be part of our new normal

Tim Mouncer, Public Affairs Manager at the Law Society of Scotland, tells us about his experience of taking shared parental leave and his hopes that it becomes an expected norm for fathers.

International Men's Day 2020: A letter to my son

Tim Taylor, an Associate Solicitor at Hastings Legal and member of our Property and Land Law Reform Law Sub-Committee, writes a letter to his 16-month-old son Ben reflecting on men's wellbeing and what it means to be a "good man".

International Men's Day 2020: Je ne regrette rien…

Gregory Stachura, a Knowledge & Development lawyer in Banking Practice at Burness Paull, discusses how the experience of his father's efforts to be a fully involved dad has impacted his own approach to fatherhood, even when flexible and part-time working for dads was less-than fashionable.

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