Mental Health in the Legal Profession

Download this article as a PDF... Research suggests that at any one time, 1 in 6 employees will experience mental health issues in the UK. These account for 30-40% of absences from work and as much as 50% of all long-term sick leave cases. Research suggests that at any one time, 1 [...]

Mental Health in the Legal Profession2024-01-23T21:16:15+00:00

Do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing?

Business in the Community (BITC) 2019 reported 40% of employees have experienced poor mental health where work was a contributing factor in the previous year. This figure may well rise this year due to the impact of COVID-19. So, do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing? And are you doing [...]

Do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing?2024-01-23T21:14:34+00:00

From cave-dwelling to zoom calls. Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars

Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars From our cavemen ancestors, we have inherited a tendency to worry and be vigilant for signs of threat.  In modern life, this is often about non-life-threatening things such as worrying about whether we have done something wrong at work or whether we will have anything interesting to say at a [...]

From cave-dwelling to zoom calls. Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars2024-01-23T21:09:59+00:00

Mental health champions to create a supportive workplace culture

Creating a Culture that is supportive of mental health: developing mental health champions Why is it important to create a culture that is supportive of mental health? One in four people will experience mental health problems in their lifetime and research suggests one in every six people in the workplace is experiencing such difficulties. [...]

Mental health champions to create a supportive workplace culture2024-01-23T21:10:33+00:00

Is perfectionism negatively impacting on your wellbeing?

We live in a world where we are encouraged to be the best: to achieve high standards in the spheres of work, home, relationships, even our hobbies.  But when does striving for perfectionism turn from something that is motivating and positive, to something that negatively impacts on our mental health?  Here are some cognitive [...]

Is perfectionism negatively impacting on your wellbeing?2024-01-23T21:16:51+00:00

Supporting Lawyers’ Mental Health

Research suggests that 1 in 6 employees at any one time will experience mental health issues in the UK. These account for 30-40% of absences from work and as much as 50% of all long-term sick leave cases. The legal profession is not exempt. In fact lawyers' mental health is more vulnerable. Lawyers fall [...]

Supporting Lawyers’ Mental Health2024-01-23T21:17:16+00:00

Do you think you don’t have time for one-to-ones with your staff?

Increased demand, pressure on time and remote working, all have an impact on being able to meet regularly for one-to-ones with employees.  But what’s the impact of this?  Can’t you just rely on being friendly and having an open door policy?  I would argue not. Getting to know your staff One-to-ones are crucial in [...]

Do you think you don’t have time for one-to-ones with your staff?2024-01-23T21:12:03+00:00