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LawCare is the mental health charity for the legal sector

Our free and confidential helpline provides emotional support is open 9am to 5pm every weekday (except bank holidays). Call us on 0800 279 6888

We also offer training, resources and research that promotes positive change in the culture and practices of legal workplaces.

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Resources for managers

The traditional view of health and safety in the workplace is evolving to include the risks to mental health and a recognition that these need to be actively managed. Have a look at our guidance for managers about improving mental health in the legal workplace.

We provide information and support to anyone in the legal community.

  • 10,000

    legal professionals have used our emotional support service to date

  • £575

    per day to run our support service

  • 142

    volunteers support us in our work

The LawCare vision is a legal community that values good mental health and wellbeing, where people thrive.

LawCare's 2023 impact report

10 reasons to contact LawCare for support

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We’re here to listen, without judgement.

Contact us for free, confidential emotional support on 0800 279 6888, email us or chat to us online

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Your stories

Real stories of people in the legal community who have experienced stress, depression, anxiety and more.

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    The campaign to have workplace bullying recognised in law

    Bullying is a common concern within the legal community so we asked Nicki Eyre, Managing Director of Conduct Change Ltd, to share her experiences of being bullied in the workplace and why she is now leading the Stop Hurt at Work campaign and contributing to the Bullying and Respect at Work Bill. 

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  • Gavin Keeping Cool Next To The River Severn Ironbridge Shropshire

    Bipolar and Me

    "For me, mania meant that I could have spurts of great energy, often worrying those around me. In moments of depression, however, it was like being in a black, velvet clad, and lead-lined box."

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  • Young woman sat at desk in front of a laptop looked rejected and stressed with her head in her hands.

    Let's talk about rejection

    Leanne Gibson, a newly qualified solicitor at Ramsdens Solicitors LLP, talks about the impact of rejection on aspiring junior lawyers.

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  • Close up of alcohol bottles in a bar - photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

    How I coped with alcohol dependence

    "In my late 20s I crashed a car and was banned from driving. My occasional forgetfulness had become regular blackouts during which I lost many hours at a time. At times I suspected what everyone else now realised: I was an alcoholic."

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