Thank you to Ann Charlton of Law Care Ltd who presented a number of members on 11 October 2016 at Hunt & Coombs.
Ann gave us an overview of LawCare's role within the profession, how to recognise signs of stress, balance and manage stress and work and about the art of mindfulness.
LawCare is a registered charity that supports and promotes mental health and wellbeing in the legal community throughout the UK and Ireland. Its key service is a free and completely confidential telephone helpline for anyone who may be facing personal or professional difficulties and is in need of support. Everyone answering the phone has worked in the legal environment, so LawCare understand the demands of studying, training and working in the law. Since it was set up in 1997 it has helped thousands of legal professionals cope with concerns such as managing workload, stress and workplace bullying. It produces a range of factsheets on a range of topics including stress, sleep and alcohol, all available to download from its website. It also works with the legal membership, educational and regulatory organisations to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and wellbeing. . Helpline 0800 279 6888 Mon to Fri 0900-1930, weekends and bank holidays 1000-1600, www.lawcare.org.uk