Law firms must take the lead on combating workplace stress and depression

More lawyers than ever are seeking help with stress, raising questions about what law firms, chambers, and professional bodies are doing to combat the issue of poor mental health and wellbeing among the ranks of legal professionals.

The charity LawCare spoke to 555 callers last year – an increase of 12 per cent on the 496 it received in 2015. Some 912 calls were received in 2016 in total compared to 907 the year before. Women made up 62 per cent of all callers.

‘What the increase in calls to the helpline shows is that more people are aware of LawCare and the specialist support we offer a...

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