LawCare – Supporting the Legal Community
The legal landscape has changed profoundly over the last 10 years, and this changing environment, together with the demanding culture, can take its toll. Law can be a stressful career, and there are many in the profession who have had experience of not being able to manage work or feeling things are getting too much.
LawCare is striving for a community where anyone who may be facing a personal or professional difficulty that is affecting their mental health and wellbeing understands how and when to seek help, without fear or stigma. We want the legal community to know what help is available to them and how to access it.
Our key service is a free, independent and completely confidential Helpline. The Helpline is open 365 days a year, from 9am-7.30pm on weekdays, and from 10am-4pm at weekends and on bank holidays. Our Helpline provides a listening ear for anything at all that may be worrying you.
At the heart of LawCare’s work is our network of over 100 volunteers. Calls to the LawCare Helpline are answered by trained volunteers, as well as our Staff, all of whom have experience of working in the law. We are here to listen, and to offer emotional support and the space to talk about how things are for you, whatever is on your mind. We offer empathetic support for work, emotional, addictive or financial problems, and we refer callers on for specialist advice where appropriate.
LawCare works in partnership with professional bodies, regulators, legal practices and legal education providers to support a proactive approach to mental health and wellbeing. We also work with other charities in the mental health sector.
Helpline Support: 0800 279 6888
A wide range of helpful factsheets is available from the LawCare website www.lawcare.org.uk