Legal mental health charity LawCare is asking the legal community to tell ten friends or colleagues about their support service this World Mental Health Day.
The charity, which offers free, confidential, emotional support to anyone working in the law including support staff and law students has supported over 10,000 people in the profession since it began 25 years ago through its helpline, email, online chat and peer support service. All the staff and volunteers on the support service work in, or have worked in, the legal industry so understand life in the law and all its challenges.
Elizabeth Rimmer, Chief Executive of LawCare, said: “LawCare’s biggest challenge has always been awareness – we want as many people in the legal community as possible to know about the service we provide so when they have a difficult time or just a bad day at work they know where they can find help. We’d like to ask for the community’s help this World Mental Health Day to tell ten friends or colleagues in the industry about us – tag ten people on social media in a post about LawCare or just send an email or text. With your help we can make sure we are there for everyone working in the law when they need us.”
Anyone working in the law in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man can contact LawCare for free, confidential, emotional support. You can call 0800 279 6888, email email@example.com, or access online chat at www.lawcare.org.uk . The charity also has a team of peer supporters, people who work in, or have worked in, the legal profession who may have been through difficult times themselves and can offer one-to-one support, friendship and mentoring over 2/3 telephone calls to those who need it. In some cases financial support is available to those who need it to pay for further counselling.