We can all get stressed at times, but we all react differently to pressure in that what stresses me might not stress you. And not all stress is bad – it can be motivating. Serious and prolonged stress can be distressing, and cause physical and mental health concerns.
Stress is by far the most common reason for calls to the LawCare helpline. The pressures of work and the long hours culture in the law together with the perfectionist approach that many legal professionals have, can take its toll. But the good news is that understanding what triggers stress can help you manage it.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Wellbeing and Managing Stress, written by LawCare volunteer, former lawyer and psychotherapist Angus Lyon, is designed to help lawyers to manage stress. It will help you to understand how to recognise the signs of stress in yourself and others, so that you can take action and manage it before it becomes excessive.
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