Coronavirus (COVID 19): Wellbeing and mental health resources

Promoting and supporting good mental health and wellbeing for solicitors is a key priority for the Law Society.

We’re aware that the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures are having a significant impact on the profession. We’ve put together a set of resources to help you and your teams.


LawCare is a charity specialising in mental health and wellbeing for the legal community.

Its helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm: 0800 279 6888

LawCare’s live chat is available on:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.15pm to 5.30pm
  • Thursday from 9am to 1.15pm 

Resources for practitioners

Helplines for professional and personal support

Stress and mental health

Working from home: Stay fit, stay sane, stay in

Practising mindfulness in a pandemic

Podcast: Mental health and wellbeing with Annmarie Carvalho

Podcast: Mental health and wellbeing – Take control

Look at yourself by Elizabeth Rimmer - causes and symptoms of stress

Practical tips for returners during COVID-19

We need to open up to each other to save lives by Elizabeth Rimmer 

Surviving or thriving? by Richard Collier – Researching wellbeing and mental health in the legal profession

Trauma exposure in law: What you need to know and do by Caroline Marlow

It's good to talk by Nick O'Neill 

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

Resources for managers

HR and people management

Supervising trainee solicitors during coronavirus

Supporting wellbeing in the workplace: Guidance for best practice

Picture of health by Lucy Trevelyan - what can law firms do to help their people with stress and to create and support a mentally healthy workplace

Under pressure by Paul Bennett - how managers in law firms can support their staff to mitigate mental health problems and their effects

Law in lockdown: Leadership and compassion - video

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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