Stress and mental health

Working as a legal professional can be stressful, with overwhelming workloads and emotionally challenging cases. There is help if you need it.

If you need urgent help, contact Samaritans

Free helpline: 116 123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

NHS guidance on dealing with a mental health crisis

Managing your workload

It’s easy to feel daunted by a heavy workload.

Breaking tasks down and knowing how to delegate can ease the stress and make it feel manageable:

Learning to manage stress

Emotional resilience is our ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. Learn how you can build emotional resilience:

Improving your wellbeing

Practical tips to help you manage day-to-day stress:

There are also things your firm can do to support employees with stress.

Learn how to support resilience and wellbeing in the workplace

Support organisations


Contact LawCare for free, independent and confidential emotional support for anyone in the legal community, including solicitors, support staff and concerned family members.

Call: 0800 279 6888


Online chat:

Law Society helpline

Call our pastoral care helpline on 020 7320 5795 if you're experiencing personal, financial, professional or employment difficulties.

We'll put you in touch with someone who can help.

Open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Contact Mind for support and advice on stress and wellbeing.

Call: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

Learn more about call charges


Open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Samaritans – Wellbeing in the Workplace

Samaritans' Wellbeing in the Workplace programme helps you to get skills to manage your emotional health and learn how to look out for others, before they reach crisis point.

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