Social and Wellbeing
The team organise regular wellbeing events for members and all are welcome to join these activities.
'Have I got MLAG news for you’ Zoom Networking
Every Tuesday at 6.30-7.30pm
(Zoom link will be posted on the Members' Forums)
Members are welcome to join and discuss topical and legal issues as well as to socialise and network in a relaxed, online environment.
The importance of mental health and well-being on an individual.
If you require assistance, please see below
Law Society helpline
You can call the pastoral care helpline 020 7320 5795 if you are experiencing: personal, financial, professional, or, employment difficulties. They will put you in touch with someone who can help.
Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
The Bar Council are seeking to assist with the challenges facing the profession. You can access support by visiting the Bar Council’s Wellbeing page. This is supported by the the Bar Standards Board and Bar Council plus other legal workplaces and is there to assist all within law with their mental health and wellbeing. There is advice and information on helplines which can help you if you require additional support and advice during these times.
Pre-Pupillage Wellbeing Assistance Programme
The four Inns of Court have jointly launched a free and confidential Wellbeing Assistance Programme for our members who have completed the Bar course within the last five years and are seeking pupillage. It is aimed at helping you to deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and wellbeing.
LawCare is a registered charity, completely independent of the legal professional bodies. They are funded by contributions from legal professional bodies and donations from individuals and legal practices. They are there to listen and offer emotional support to those working within the legal community. They can also signpost you to other support agencies.
LawCare runs a peer supporters programme offering one-to-one support. They have around 100 peer supporters, all volunteers who have first-hand experience of working in the law and may have been through difficult times themselves. They also offer support, encouragement and mentoring on a range of different issues such as alcohol addiction, stress and anxiety.