Mental Health and Wellbeing
Welcome to the NSW Young Lawyers Mental Health and Wellbeing website.
This website is dedicated to helping law students, solicitors and barristers if they are experiencing mental health issues or wish to improve their general wellbeing.
We understand that the law can be a very stressful environment, whether you are studying, working in private practice or for the government. One in four lawyers will experience a mental health problem in their career to the point where they will require medical assistance.
This is an important issue and NSW Young Lawyers is here to offer assistance and guidance to help you.
What does depression, anxiety or a mental health problem look like?
Everyone experiences varying degrees of stress in life, but at what point does this transform into depression or anxiety or another form of a mental health issue?
Take time to consider the following resources:
beyondblue 'Understanding Depression and Anxiety' flyerThe Black Dog Institute 'Self testing for Depression' fact sheetThe Black Dog Institute 'Symptoms of Depression' fact sheet
Prevention, Detection, Observation
Statistics and seeking help
|Tips and tricks to prevent mental health problems arising, how to detect whether you may be experiencing a mental health problem and how to help and get help for yourself and others. More...||We all know that law students, lawyers and barristers experience mental health issues, but what exactly are the statistics. Show us the stats and how to seek help...|
For solicitors and barristers
|Introduction to the assistance schemes available and quotes from young lawyers who have experienced a mental health problem. More...||Information for students who are struggling to realise they are not alone. More...|
Media and resources
|Real life stories of those who have suffered from depression but are now managing their wellbeing. Read their stories.||There is so much information out there about mental health issues in our community generally and about mental health in the legal profession specifically. More...|
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