Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, outlines their support available for anyone working in the legal profession experiencing mental health or wellbeing problems.
These are difficult and uncertain times. Many of us will be working at home for a while, and the change in routine combined with limited social interaction will be challenging. We know that many people will be feeling worried about many things – new ways of working, their health, their future, their career, their families and older relatives, their colleagues and staff, the implications for their firm, and isolation.
I wanted to let you all know in that LawCare is here to provide emotional support to the legal community.
We are at the beginning of an unknown journey, in a world that is changing daily and none of us know what the future holds. But what we can do is to support each other and stay connected, it's now more important than ever.
How LawCare can help
LawCare offers a free, confidential emotional support service to all legal professionals, their support staff and families in the UK and Ireland. We’re here to listen about anything that is worrying you, with helpline calls, emails and webchats answered in confidence by trained staff and volunteers who have first-hand experience of working in the law. We also have a network of peer supporters.
We’re all in the same boat, but some of us will be affected more than others. If you’re finding it hard to cope, just talking to someone can make you feel less worried.
We have a range of factsheets, blogs and other resources on our website on issues such as anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement as well as top tips for keeping well and working from home. We will be adding to these resources over the coming weeks so keep checking our website or follow us on social media.