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Treading your own path: trying to secure a summer placement

Third-year law student Harley Kirk shares her experience of the difficulties securing a summer placement, and reminds other students to not compare their experiences to others.

Managing your stress through mindfulness

In the final blog of our series for Stress Awareness Month, Ashleigh Halpin, HR and Mindfulness consultant, offers an insight into mindfulness and how it can help with stress.

When personal trauma meets workplace stress

In the second of our blogs to mark Stress Awareness Month, Laura Meldrum discusses how her traumatic personal circumstances also presented challenges at work.

Don't let your stress bucket overflow

To mark Stress Awareness Month this April, a number of our members will be sharing their wisdom and experiences of stress, including the causes and strategies to deal with it. In the first of the series Catherine Hart, Partner at Digby Brown, explains how using the stress bucket metaphor has helped her manage it.

Ending the stigma around men's mental health: it's time to talk

Matt Andrews, a trainee solicitor at Brodies LLP, shares his experience of mental health and encourages us to end the stigma around men's mental health and start talking.

Lawscot Wellbeing - where are all the men?

Recently, I put out a call asking for men to get involved with our International Men’s Day campaign. Sticking with the narrative that men don’t like discussing their mental health, I was disappointed only two guys came forward.

International Men's Day 2021: 'Big boys don’t cry, but men do'

For International Men's Day 2021, a director in a large law firm in Scotland shares his experience with his own mental heath struggles and how he manages it.

International Men's Day 2021: Having the strength to not 'man up'

Declan Cleary, a paraplanner at Anderson Strathern Asset Management, shares his experience of anxiety and reminds us that we are not alone.

Mental health and law school

DPLP graduate, Hannah Ridgway, discusses mental health and studying law and explains that, whilst it's not all 'unicorns and rainbows', you can maintain a balanced and positive mental wellbeing with the right support and resources.

How small steps can make a big difference

Allison Harrison, owner of Hot Yoga Edinburgh, explains how taking small steps to improve your wellbeing can make a big difference to how you feel and shares her top tips for students to encourage positive mental health throughout their studies.

Mental Health Awareness Week: What we did

Executive Director of Scullion Law, Diana McLeish, shares how the firm marked Mental Health Awareness Week this year, with a focus on one of the firm's core values, Care.

Exam stress: How I manage mine

For Stress Awareness Month, Wiktoria Wisniewska, fourth-year law student and President of Abertay University's Law Society, talks about exam stress, how she manages hers and what you can do to reduce yours.