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Many lawyers need extra support at some stage during their legal careers. Legal professionals often think it’s a sign of weakness to admit that they have a problem or aren’t coping.
Here we share real stories of people in the legal community who have experienced common concerns: stress, depression, anxiety and alcohol dependence. Each person has openly shared how they recognised they had a problem, the steps they took to seek help, and how they moved on positively.
If you would like to share your story with us email firstname.lastname@example.org
I suffered with mental health problems throughout my teens and twenties, although these were not properly diagnosed until I reached my 30s. Attitudes to mental health were very different at that time... Read More
Sam Brown, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, tells us about her experience of returning to work after a mental illness.... Read More
Chris Parsons filmed this video as part of the This is Me campaign.... Read More
As I moved into my mid 50’s, I felt less secure in my job, which I had – I now see wrongly – come to believe was the bedrock of my existence. This was despite having a happy marriage, great children... Read More
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