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Stress and mental health

Working as a law professional can be very 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. Our blogs explain how to 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.

View our guidance on supporting resilience and wellbeing in the workplace

Support organisations


Independent, confidential advice for anyone in the legal community, including solicitors and support staff and their families.

Free helpline: 0800 279 6888

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5.30pm 

Law Society helpline

You can call our pastoral care helpline 020 7320 5795 if you are experiencing:

  • personal
  • financial
  • professional, or
  • employment difficulties.

We will put you in touch with someone who can help.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm


Advice on stress and wellbeing. Contact them to get more support.

Helpline: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

Find out about call charges


Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm

Weekends and bank holidays: closed

Samaritans – Wellbeing in the City

Get skills to manage your emotional health and learn how to look out for others, before they reach crisis point.

Wellbeing and mental health events

Setting yourself up for sustainable success in the legal profession

Three live webinars with Claire Williamson, director at Leading Minds, designed to develop the intrapersonal skills and daily habits necessary to perform well under pressure and achieve your career goals.

Date: 26 February, 5 March and 12 March
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: £75 + VAT
Location: Online

Supporting others and creating a mentally healthy workplace culture

Two-part webinar series with Pearl Moses, our lead risk and compliance consultant, and Marie Dillon, director at Leading Minds, created to help attendees understand the regulatory obligations around wellbeing and develop effective practices to manage their own mental health and build a more mentally healthy workplace culture.

Date: 16 and 26 March
Time: 12pm to 1.30pm
Cost: £95 + VAT
Location: Online

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