Personal support for barristers
LawCare is a free and
completely confidential advisory service to help lawyers, their
immediate families and their staff to deal with the health issues
and related emotional difficulties that can result from a stressful
career in the law.
LawCare offer the opportunity for you to discuss problems which
are interfering with, or have the potential to interfere with, your
work performance and/or your family life and to seek help in
resolving these problems.
LawCare's staff are best placed to understand pressures that
lawyers face as they have all be in practise in the past.
Also, its network of volunteers ( who offer on-going support)
are themselves lawyers with first-hand understanding of the legal
market. LawCare provides a high level of crisis management support
and will refer a caller on to a relevant health professional, or to
other specialist organisations, when deemed necessary.
is totally free (although any subsequent professional
counselling or treatment will normally have to be paid for)
is totally confidential
takes the form of an initial telephone discussion
includes referral, where necessary, to expert assistance
offers support, where appropriate, from a fellow lawyer who has
suffered and recovered, from the same problem, and
is available to all lawyers, their staff and immediate
through five helplines which are open:
9am - 7.30pm, Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm, Saturday and
Contact LawCare on 0800 279 6888
LawCare is a registered charity. Click here to find out