We have created a series of short videos to support lawyers in accessing a solid foundation of emotional and mental wellbeing and to help law firms create cultures in which stress is eliminated at source and performance is increased.

Our videos comprise a combination of interviews and discussions on a range of topics designed to give lawyers a fresh perspective on wellbeing.

If you are experiencing a specific issue you would like us to cover in a video, we would love to hear from you

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Poppy Jaman, CEO of Mental Health First Aid England, talks about the courses that they run and the importance of both mental health literacy and open conversations.

Being Lawyers duo Chetna Bhatt and Lauren Giblin mark World Mental Health Day 2016 with a look at what stands in the way of good mental health and how we can all uncover our innate mental wellbeing in any given moment.

Nigel Jones, Chairman of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) and partner at City law firm Linklaters LLP, talks about why the CMHA was formed and its key objectives, what wellbeing strategies members of the CMHA are successfully implementing and why he thinks other firms should join.

We talk about how to be vulnerable in a legal environment and the positive impact vulnerability can have on both individual lawyers as well as the culture of the organisation at large when met with empathy. 

We talk about the concept of taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions and how we can ultimately create our experience of life from moment to moment. We talk about how living life this way is energising and liberating: negative emotions such as stress, frustration and anxiety start to disappear as the drama is taken out of situations.

Lauren talks about falling ill with depression as a lawyer. She talks candidly about dealing with her brain "shutting down" overnight, as well as self-harming and suicidal tendencies and her way out of the depression. 

Elizabeth Rimmer, Chief Executive of Lawcare, on Lawcare's free and confidential support services and the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the legal community.

Litigation lawyer, psychodynamic counsellor and LawCare volunteer Angus Lyon talks about the importance of mental wellbeing for lawyers. Angus recommends a "Five Finger Exercise" for lawyers which you can access here

Being Lawyers duo Chetna Bhatt and Lauren Giblin on Authenticity. They explain what authenticity means to them, how law firms and legal organisations who embrace authenticity amongst their staff will benefit and how we can be more authentic.
 

Chetna shares her story about dealing with ME as a lawyer, in particular the challenge of having invisible symptoms and creating new ways of working that transformed who she was. 

Nigel Jones, Chairman of the City Mental Health Alliance ("CMHA") and a partner and Health and Wellbeing Champion at London law firm Linklaters LLP, talks about the business case for wellbeing and the importance of investing in wellbeing initiatives.

We introduce our mission to transform the wellbeing of the legal profession, responding to the shocking statistic that 96% of lawyers in England & Wales suffer from stress.