Our support is free, independent and confidential
We provide reliable information tailored for the legal community
We engage with the legal community to promote good mental health and wellbeing
We encourage the legal community to talk about mental health and wellbeing
LawCare's free, independent and confidential Helpline provides a space for you to talk about anything that may be worrying you. Call us on 0800 279 6888
We offer a wide range of factsheets that can help to support wellbeing, and we encourage legal organisations to make them available to their staff. The factsheets can be downloaded from this website.
LawCare is the charity that promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing in the legal community throughout the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey. We provide direct emotional support and information. We work in partnership with professional bodies, regulators, legal practices and legal education providers to encourage a proactive approach to mental health and wellbeing.
We know it can be hard to ask for help. But it needn’t be. We are striving for a legal community where anyone who may need support knows how, when and where to seek help, without fear or stigma.
You are not alone if you are feeling the pressures of work or study or coping with relationship or financial problems, illness, bereavement, dependency or anxiety. Many lawyers face challenges such as these. Read true stories of how people in the legal community have coped with difficult times.
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Like most of my friends I enjoyed a drink through my late teens and early twenties, usually at the weekend. I qualified as a psychiatric... Read More
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