Emma Fernandes examines if lawyers need professional help to de-stress

Long before the pandemic hit, lawyers were already stressed, regularly featuring among the top five most pressured professions. Not exactly news.

But factor in a covid 19-induced leap into the digital age – and a couple of years of working from home – and the issues have merely been exacerbated, particularly for junior staff.

Working from home became living at work. The nine-to-five (wishful thinking) bled into personal and domestic space, contaminating time normally reserved for leisure – and intensifying isolation. Personal development went out the window, along with mentoring, water-cooler chat, the buzz of an office atmosphere – and, in many cases, mental wellbeing.

And that, perhaps, is the ...

Emma Fernandes
Push Mind & Body

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