RESOURCES

Inevitably, some of the subject matter of this website can be quite triggering. Below is a list of support services and other resources if you need help. Please don't suffer in silence. 

​Samaritans - call 116 123 for free or email jo@samaritans.org

If you need urgent help for your mental health but it's not an emergency, call NHS 111 for further advice. 

The Mind website has a range of information and advice pages on a variety of mental health issues.

If you're a barrister, visit the Wellbeing at the Bar website for: advice if you need help; advice on how to support a colleague who needs help, and personal stories from other barristers about their own struggles with their mental health. 

The LawCare helpline is available from 9:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday, at 0800 279 6888.

Claiming Space offers support to junior lawyers who work with vulnerable clients around the effects of vicarious trauma. A free monthly meet-up takes place on the first Monday of every month. 

Do you have a colleague who needs help? Read Helen Conway's piece for The Law Society Gazette on how to "talk" to a depressed colleague

Are you struggling with juggling childcare and work in lockdown? Charlotte Bradley of Kingsley Napley has written an unflinchingly honest piece on her own experiences of being a mother, solicitor and home-school teacher during COVID-19. 

Mary-Rachel McCabe of Doughty Street Chambers has written an article on the importance of junior lawyers being able to say 'no' to work. 

Lloyd Rees from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has written about his own mental health struggles, the road to recovery, and the importance of being able to speak openly about mental health. 

Tips from Charlotte Parkinson, the Chair of the Junior Lawyers' Division, on managing your mental health during COVID-19

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