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LawCare promotes and supports better mental health across the legal sector.

We are striving for a legal sector where people thrive.

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LawCare is the mental health charity for the legal sector

  • We offer free, confidential emotional support, peer support, and information for people working in legal sector in the UK, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
  • We advocate for improvements in mental health practices within legal workplaces and actively lead cultural transformation through education, training, and research.
  • We collaborate with legal educators, regulators, professional bodies, special interest groups, and legal practices to address the growing body of research that shows how accepted working practices and culture in law undermine mental health.
  • We've been supporting people working in the legal sector for over 25 years.
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Find out more

  • Helpline, email and online chat  - We offer people working in the legal sector a safe and confidential space to talk, without judgement. Whether you’re just having a bad day, or you are facing something more longer lasting. All our helpline volunteers and staff have experience in the legal sector  and understand the particular pressures that you may face. You can talk to us about issues at work or at home. Call our helpline on 0800 279 6888, email [email protected], or use the online chat on this website. Find out more about our helpline, support email and online chat.
  • Information - This website has lots of information (articles, stories, videos and podcasts) on mental health and wellbeing. Find more information and resources.
  • Research - Read our Life in the Law Report.
  • Training -  We offer training on mental wellbeing, management and supervision, vicarious trauma and the new SRA workplace behaviour rules. Find out more about our training.
  • General presentation - We also offer a 20 minute Zoom presentation for legal workplaces and organisations about the support available from LawCare. Find out more about our presentation.

Vision

A legal sector that supports and promotes good mental health and where people thrive.

Mission

We provide free and confidential emotional support, peer support and information about mental health for anyone working in the law in UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

We offer training, educational resources and research that promotes positve change in legal culture and practice to support mental health.

We work with legal educators, regulators, professional bodies, special interest groups and legal practices to encourage healthy legal workplaces that support mental health and challenge the stigma that can make it hard for some people to seek help.

You can read more about our impact in our latest impact report

Front page of LawCare's 2023 impact report. Animated figures in the legal sector. Pale blue background. Images include a talk, an awards ceremony, several office layouts with people working at desks, people talking sat on sofa's facing each other, a group running and someone cycling.

How to describe LawCare

Please cut and paste and use these descriptions of LawCare on your website and publications when you signpost to us.

Who we are (very short version)

LawCare is the mental health charity for the legal sector.

LawCare promotes and supports better mental health in the legal sector.

Who we are (short version)

LawCare is the mental health charity for the legal sector, offering free, confidential emotional support, peer support, and information to people working in law in the UK. If you need support, call LawCare on 0800 279 6888, email [email protected], or visit www.lawcare.org.uk.

Who we are (short version with helpline)

LawCare is the mental health charity for the legal sector, offering free, confidential emotional support, peer support, and information to people working in law in the UK, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. LawCare also advocates for improvements in mental health practices within legal workplaces, and actively leads cultural transformation through education, training, and research.

LawCare offers a safe and confidential space to talk, without judgement, whether you’re just having a bad day, or you are facing something more longer lasting. All LawCare’s helpline volunteers and staff have experience in the legal sector and understand the particular pressures that you may face. If you need support, call LawCare on 0800 279 6888, email [email protected], or visit www.lawcare.org.uk to use the live online chat. LawCare’s website also has lots of information (articles, stories, videos and podcasts) on mental health and wellbeing.

Who we are (longer version)

LawCare is the mental health charity for the legal sector, offering free, confidential emotional support, peer support, and information to people working in law in the UK, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. LawCare also advocates for improvements in mental health practices within legal workplaces, and actively leads cultural transformation through education, training, and research.

LawCare has been supporting legal professionals for over 25 years, providing a safe and confidential space to talk, without judgement, whether you're just having a bad day or facing something more longer lasting. All of LawCare’s helpline volunteers and staff have experience in the legal sector and understand the particular pressures that you may face. You can talk to LawCare about issues at work or at home.

LawCare offers emotional support to every branch of the legal profession, including barristers, solicitors, and business and support staff. Whether you are a HR manager in a legal firm feeling burnt out, a young trainee facing bullying, an experienced partner worried about a mistake, or a senior lawyer feeling sidelined, LawCare is there to listen and help.

If you need support, call LawCare’s helpline on 0800 279 6888, send an email to [email protected] or visit LawCare’s website to use the live online chat. LawCare’s website also has lots of information (articles, stories, videos, blogs and podcasts) on mental health and wellbeing.

“I was having a really tough time and felt stuck and hopeless. I now feel as though I can make it through. I want to thank you for your support.”


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We're here to listen...without judgement

Contact our free, confidential, emotional support service for the legal sector
0800 279 6888
Email our support team [email protected]

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