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24 April 2019, 10.00am - 12.00pm
LawCare CEO Elizabeth Rimmer will be speaking at this event on what it is about the culture and practice of law that can impact mental health. She will be joined by Jessica Swannell who will speak about her own experience of depression, Samira Cakali speaking about how to spot a problem in a colleague, and Jodie Hill who will explain her campaign to have a Mental Health First Aider in every firm.
The Fetter Room, the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London
24 April 2019 5.30pm-8.00pm
Trish McLellan, LawCare's Coordinator for Scotland and Northern Ireland, will be speaking at this Women in the Law UK Scottish conversation on Wellbeing in Work/Life, kindly hosted by the Faculty of Advocates at the Mackenzie Building.
Mackenzie Building, Faculty of Advocates, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1QX
29 April, 6.30pm-7.30pm
This Introduction to Mindfulness and Self-Compassion session is ideal for beginners. Led by international criminal barrister and meditation teacher Gillian Higgins, this hour-long seminar introduces the concept of mindfulness and provides guidance on how to incorporate it into your life at work and home. Come and learn about the recognised benefits of mindfulness and how developing these practices can help you to reduce stress, improve focus, sleep better and enjoy an improved sense of wellbeing.
The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row London WC1R 4AZ
2 May 2019, 12.00-4.00pm
The Legal Education Research Network in conjunction with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies invites participants for a workshop on 2nd May 2019 to contribute to a discussion of the following question: Is there a need to incorporate principles of positive psychology into the Law curriculum? This workshop will be of interest to those who wish to understand the complex issues and challenges in terms of design of a curriculum to promote student and staff well-being in Law School
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, Charles Clore House, London WC1B 5DR
2 May 2019 18.00 – 19.30
The Lincoln’s Inn Social and Wellbeing Group, The South Eastern Circuit and The Criminal Bar Association are holding a joint wellbeing event for the bar and judiciary following the success of the last years events We consider the wellbeing of our members and their families of significant importance; all are encouraged to attend. The event is free but must be booked in advance.
The Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn, London
9 May 2019 13:00 – 17:00
Are you a lawyer working with vulnerable or traumatised clients? Have you heard or read accounts from clients of distressing events in their lives? Did you know this can impact your mental health? Lawyers who regularly deal with traumatic accounts of client experiences are at risk of developing Vicarious Trauma, where you experience the same effects of trauma as your clients. Claiming Space, LawCare and Anna Robinson (solicitor and pyschotherapist) have developed a half day interactive workshop on Vicarious Trauma for lawyers. This course will give you an overview of what Vicarious Trauma is and practical steps for managing the impact it can have.
University of Law Bloomsbury Campus 14 Store Street Room SG01 London WC1E 7DE
Monday 13th May 2019 5.30-9pm
Join the Cardiff & District Junior Lawyers Division for a panel discussion on the struggles facing lawyers and why mental health and wellbeing in the workplace matter, including a presentation from LawCare's Mary Jackson.
Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Callaghan Square, Cardiff, CF10 5BT
Tuesday 14 May 2019, 8:30-10.00am
To mark mental health week, the Law Society are hosting a breakfast panel session. Kayleigh Leonie, LawCare trustee, will be one of the speakers. The theme of the event will be exploring well-being with lawyers from different diversity backgrounds. The event will also feature the impact of intersectionality and mental health.
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
Tuesday 14 May 2019, 6.00pm-9.00pm
LawCare CEO Elizabeth Rimmer will be among the speakers at this event, as well as Dr Shade Olajubu (a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist), Aji Ayorinde (Co-Head BNLF Junior Lawyers Division) and Seye Aina (Chair of British Nigeria Law Forum). This event is primarily for legal professionals, aspiring lawyers and those working within a legal framework. This event is free to attend but registration is essential.
Doughty Street Chambers 54 Doughty Street London WC1N 2LS
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Join the junior lawyers division of the Cardiff & District Law Society and LawCare for a breakfast seminar on stress in the workplace along with practical sessions on mindfulness, nutrition, and health checks.
Clayton Hotel, Cardiff
Tuesday 14th May 2019 12-2pm
Join Elizabeth Rimmer, LawCare CEO and other panel members at this free event organised by Bristol Law Society, 12-2pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Bristol Law Society, 2 Colston Ave, Bristol BS1 4ST
14 May 2019, 12.15pm-2.00pm
Elizabeth Rimmer, LawCare's CEO, will chair this panel dicussion of senior leaders and expert mental health champions asking what firms and chambers can do to support individuals with mental health challenges and create a culture of acceptance.
Bristol Law Society, 12 Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST
Tuesday 14th May 5.30-8.30pm
Join Birmingham Law Society this Mental Health Awareness Week for an evening seminar on mental health and wellbeing.e are delighted to welcome a range of expert speakers, who will share insights into how we can be better at looking after ourselves and our colleagues. There will also be an opportunity to hear from legal professionals about their experiences of managing their mental health, the challenges they have faced and the tools they have used to look after their mental wellbeing.
SERVE Birmingham, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS
Thursday 16 May 2019 19:00 – 21:00
The success of any organisation lies in the wellbeing of its people. Whether you are part of a large organisation, a professional firm or run your own small business the health and success of your enterprise is highly dependent upon the mental and emotional health of the people involved. If you are regularly feeling stressed at work, it will have a detrimental (and measurable) impact on every aspect of your success, performance and productivity - not to mention your life experience. We can show you how to prevent and eliminate stress at its source. And reap the game-changing benefits of uncovering wellbeing. Presented by the Wisdom and Wellness Consultancy.
Chambers and Partners No.3 Waterhouse Square 138 Holborn London EC1N 2SW
Thursday 16th May 2019 12.15-14.00
Join Dr Patty Lozano-Casal from See Me Scotland and Trish McLellan from LawCare for a discussion on an 'ideal' workplace setting in terms of its structure, benefits and working patterns and thoughts on how legal employers of different types can move closer to this ideal scenario by making changes, big and small.
Burness Paull, 50 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9WJ
16 May 2019 10.00am-5.00pm
We are delighted to be hosting the ILPA Well-being Conference for the first time on Thursday 16th May 19 to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. The day will consist of a series of talks and workshops around the topics of mental health, vicarious trauma and well-being in the workplace. This conference is free for all members.
21 May 2019, 18:30
Mindfulness practice has been shown to help relieve stress, increase productivity, and improve workplace relationships, all of which can help lawyers experience greater wellbeing. Suitable for both beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners, this session will include a talk on how to apply mindfulness in our daily lives as lawyers, and guided mindfulness practice. There will also be ample time for discussion. The session will be led by Robert Chender, who has been a mindfulness teacher for over 30 years and is both the founder of the Mindfulness in Law Group and co-chair of the Mindfulness and Wellbeing Committee of the New York City Bar Association
The Law Society - The Fetter Room, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
2 May, 9 May, 15 May, 23 May, 6.15pm-7.15pm
Barristers experience a variety of mental and physical health pressures in practice, particularly in dealing with the severe stresses created by litigation. A Member of Gray’s, Gillian Higgins (a senior international criminal practitioner at 9 Bedford Row) is conducting 4 short evening drop-in ‘Mindfulness for barristers’ sessions in the Inn. The sessions are open to all barristers. These introductory sessions will address how the practice of mindfulness meditation and other daily mindfulness practices can assist barristers with the professional challenges they face. Gillian will explain how mindfulness can help to increase focus, strengthen professional relationships and reduce anxiety. The sessions will use simple techniques that can be practised at home or in the office.
The Education Training Rooms, Gray's Inn, London
6 June 2019
LawCare's Chair, Bronwen Still, will be speaking at this major conference which brings together experts from a range of disciplines – as well as all the leading regulatory bodies – to examine the ever-growing challenges to lawyers, with a particular focus on the new solicitors’ rulebook, professional indemnity insurance, wellbeing and fraud.
Cavendish Conference Centre, London
Monday 17th June 2019
Join the LawCare team for this year's London Legal Walk or sponsor us at the link below. Over 300 teams are taking part in the 10k walk, the biggest event in the legal calendar, which is always great fun. Email email@example.com to walk with us!
Carey Street, London
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