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Fit for Law

Free online resource on emotional competency and professional resilience for the legal community 

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Fit for Law is a collaboration between LawCare and academics at the University of Sheffield and The Open University. 

This free online resource on emotional competency and professional resilience for the legal community is part of an on-going project to promote psychologically and emotionally healthier ways of working within law and was developed based on evidence from focus groups with legal professionals across the UK and Ireland. 

The course on Managing and Understanding Yourself takes 2-4 hours in total to complete but is broken down into smaller sections, and includes videos from legal professionals discussing wellbeing issues as well as a range of interactive activities.

The resources are available to everyone studying law or working in the legal profession in the UK and Ireland and could be used as CPD in some jurisdictions.

Fit For Law

Watch our introduction to Fit for Law webinar

Your Stories 

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

  • Rm Photo

    How I coped with anxiety

    "I felt really unwell – heart rate rising, breathing out of control, nausea, and an overwhelming desire to get out of the car."

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  • Catherine Hart

    Recovering from post-natal depression

    " I suffered post-natal depression after both births, and this was particularly severe after my son’s birth, which led to an admission to hospital."

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  • Paul

    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."

    Read more
  • Jonathan Photo 2

    How I coped with stress

    "I collapsed in the office mid-deal, suffering from exhaustion."

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