Stress and mental health
If you need urgent help, contact Samaritans
Free helpline: 116 123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
Managing your workloadIt’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:
- time management – how to plan your time productively
- stop saying yes and start saying no – how to assert yourself and say no
- how to leave work at the door – dealing with a work/life balance when working from home
Learning to manage stress
Emotional resilience is our ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. Learn how you can build emotional resilience:
- workplace culture – understanding and managing microaggression – online classroom – explore microaggression and provide practical guidance to facilitate more inclusive working practices
- are you an emotionally resilient lawyer? Tips on how to develop your emotional resilience
- how not to be an emotionally resilient lawyer – understanding the behaviours that can undermine your emotional resilience
- emotional resilience: Stepping outside the drama triangle – rescuer, persecutor, victim: understanding negative roles we can fall into at work
- escaping low self-esteem – explains the relationship between self-esteem and emotional resilience
- how to deal with angry clients – understanding why a client may be angry, and tips on how to handle them
- Fit for Law - a free online course from LawCare in collaboration with the Open University, focusing on emotional competence and professional resilience
Improving your wellbeing
Practical tips to help you manage day-to-day stress:
- five ways to boost your productivity that are backed by science – proven workplace wellness techniques
- processing your feelings: three options
- how to remain resilient in tough times – straightforward advice you can take up immediately
- we need to open up to each other to save lives – signs to look out for in yourself and colleagues
There are also things your firm can do to support employees with stress.
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: www.lawcare.org.uk
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.
Call: 0300 123 3393
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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