LawCare has extended its ‘Fit for Law’ programme – a free online interactive learning resource that aims to provide legal professionals with key skills in emotional competence and professional resilience to enhance their wellbeing and enable them to be their best at work.
It’s now more important than ever for lawyers to be aware of how they are affected mentally, physically and psychologically by the impact of Covid-19.
By learning how to manage stress, recognise our emotions and reflect on our behaviour, LawCare believes professionals can give themselves a better chance at coping with and adapting to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Fit for Law: free event
As well as the resources within each phased module, there is also a Fit for Law event hosted for free, for all legal professionals, taking place on the 24th June. Click here for more and to book.
Managing & understanding yourself
The first module ‘Managing and Understanding Yourself’ focuses on managing and understanding emotions and stress and developing healthy working practices. It includes videos and activities and takes under 4 hours to complete or can be broken down into bite size chunks.
Fit for Law is evidence-based, relevant to all who work in the law in any jurisdiction and was developed in collaboration with The Open University and the University of Sheffield.
The goal is to foster enhanced wellbeing, to support legal professionals to not just survive, but to also thrive, within a challenging work environment.
In addition to providing resources aimed at individual practitioners, the resources we are developing will include a tool kit for employers, to encourage positive organisational and cultural change in the legal workplace.
Encourage your employees to use the resources
The resources are available to everyone studying law or working in the legal profession. For more information visit fitforlaw.org.uk
You can also view the video clips from Fit for Law on its You Tube channel.
Free, confidential support
If you need emotional support call LawCare on 0800 279 6888 or visit www.lawcare.org.uk to access webchat, email support and other resources.