Men’s mental health in the legal profession report
Read our report about men's experience of mental ill-health for men in law.
A review of LawCare's helpline showed that a significant majority (approximately 65%) of the people getting in touch for support identified as being female, with only 35% identifying as being male.
We know from other reports and statistics that men are less likely to discuss their mental health or seek help for mental health problems. We also know that mental health does not discriminate and we want to do all we can to influence change in the practice and culture of law to better support men.
So in 2022 we produced a report about Men's mental health in the legal profession. The report looks at:
- The experience of mental ill-health for men in law.
- Seeking out support.
- Barriers to seeking support.
- LawCare’s role.
- A call for change in the profession.
The report shows that groups that encourage discussion and provide a safe space to do so are a good starting point for many.
Want to set up a support group for men?
If you are are thinking of setting up a mental health support group for men in the legal sector but need some ideas about how to start?
Then see our Support groups for men resource which was developed following a webinar in February 2023.