Elizabeth Rimmer considers the effect of isolation on lawyers’ mental health
When was the last time you felt a genuine connection with someone? Do you feel like you can be yourself at work? Are your relationships at work and at home meeting your needs in terms of shared values or interests?
Is it just me?
Many legal professionals who contact LawCare feel lonely, often without realising they are. Loneliness can occur because we have a lack of quality and quantity in our relationships or social interactions. It can happen because we don’t have the opportunity to interact meaningfully with colleagues often or we don’t have close bonds with people we work with. While working at home suits many of us, the downside is we can feel isolated from our colleagues, teams, and man...