There are a number of legal charities that offer financial support to legal professionals finding it difficult to make ends meet.
Solicitors Assistance Scheme provides legal advice for solicitors in England and Wales, up to one hour advice is free. If you are thinking of contacting the SAS please call us as we can help you prepare.
Legal Defence Union provides legal support for solicitors in Scotland, (membership fees apply)
Younger members of the legal community can find it helpful to network with other lawyers to help them make the transition into practice. There are a number of groups for young lawyers that organise events and represent the interests of young lawyers to the professional and regulatory bodies.
All the professional and regulatory bodies offer a range of services for their members, from practical support, careers advice, mentoring, training and information.
Alcoholics Anonymous provide support for overcoming alcohol dependence
Al Anon provide support for families of those with an alcohol dependence
Alcohol concern national charity provides a range of useful information about alcohol dependency
Bullying UK has resources on how to deal with workplace bullying
City Mental Health Alliance forum for City of London based organisations to promote mental health and wellbeing
Mental Health First Aid England provides organisational training on how to understand and help someone who may be developing a mental health issue
Mind – national mental health charity, have numerous resources online to support workplace wellbeing
Narcotics Anonymous provides support for drug dependency
Samaritans listening scheme that operates 24 hours, 365 days a year to talk about anything that may be troubling you, call 116 123