We know solicitors are not made of steel. If you are struggling it’s ok to ask for help.
Challenges to mental health and emotional wellbeing affect one in four people every year. Even mild issues can have a significant impact on day-to-day life.
We are also there for those living with disabilities or long-term health issues no matter if the issue is new or something that has been impacting your ability to work for some time.
We recognise the huge importance of good mental health and wellbeing. Help in this area will usually be available through the NHS. However, we know that demand for support such as counselling services can be very high and waiting lists long.
In some cases, where someone needs urgent short-term intervention, we may be able to fund some types of counselling or therapy. In these circumstances, we will require a GP or other clinician to confirm the need and the lack of readily available local provision. The cost of treatment also needs to be beyond the means of the person asking us for help.
We fund our sister charity LawCare to make sure you can access the support you need when you need it.
LawCare offers a free, confidential emotional support service to all legal professionals, their support staff and families in the UK and Ireland. The team is there to listen, with helpline calls, emails and webchats answered in confidence by trained staff and volunteers who have first-hand experience of working in the law. It also has a network of peer supporters.
If you need to talk call LawCare’s free, independent and confidential helpline on 0800 279 6888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lawcare.org.uk.
If you are living with long term health issues or with a disability, besides ongoing financial support, we may be able to help with additional needs or the costs of items not available through the NHS or your local authority. These could range from support for additional therapy to mobility aids or adaptations to your home to make life a little easier.