Careers

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 (PDF 813 KB)

Support organisations

LawCare

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 7.30pm

Weekends and bank holidays: 10am to 4pm

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

Mind

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

Helpline: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

Find out about call charges

Email: info@mind.org.uk

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.