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With mental health and wellbeing at the top of the regulatory agenda, law firm leaders should make sure their colleagues know where to get help when it is needed.

Our profession is fortunate to have two fantastic organisations that provide free, non-judgmental support to solicitors: LawCare and The Solicitors’ Charity.

We thought it would be a good time to share more information about their work.

Bad day at work? Need to talk? Life in the law can be challenging and sometimes things can get on top of you. Talk to us – we’ve been there.

LawCare is the mental wellbeing charity for the legal profession. We offer free, confidential, emotional support, peer support, and resources to those working in the law in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We promote mental health and wellbeing best practice in legal workplaces and drive culture change in education, training and practice. We’ve been supporting legal professionals for 25 years and we understand life in the law.

Our support service offers a safe place to talk without judgement. We’re here to listen, with helpline calls, emails and online chats answered in confidence by trained staff and volunteers, all of whom have first-hand experience of working in the law.

We won’t ask for your roll number or details of your workplace, you don’t have to give your name, and we are independent of professional bodies and regulators.

We have a network of peer supporters, people who work in the legal profession who may have been through difficult times themselves and can offer one-to-one support, friendship and mentoring to people referred to them.

We can also provide financial support for those who need professional counselling.

We are here to help all branches of the legal profession: solicitors, barristers, judges, Chartered Legal Executives, paralegals, trade mark attorneys, patent attorneys, costs lawyers, support staff and concerned family members. Our support spans the legal life from student to retirement.

Whether you’re a barrister feeling burnt out, a young trainee worrying about a mistake you’ve made, an HR professional struggling with theworkload, a receptionist being bullied, a senior lawyer feeling like you’re being pushed out, a partner needing to let off steam – we’re here whenever you need to talk.

If you need support contact our helpline on 0800 279 6888, email or access online chat and other resources at

We understand life in the law.

The Solicitors’ Charity has been supporting solicitors in crisis since 1858. When times are hard, we provide financial, emotional and practical support to help people take back control.

Our goal is to help people to make positive, lasting changes to improve their lives for the better.

And although we’re best known for offering financial support, this is not the only thing we do.  We offer practical and emotional support, as well as direct financial assistance and fund partners to provide services, to help people tackle and overcome the particular obstacles they face.

Our support is geared around:

  • Confidential access to specialist expertise in welfare benefits, money management, personal debt management, career coaching, regulatory advice and emotional wellbeing
  • Direct financial support, to help with the day-to-day cost of living as well as towards a wide range of one-off and recurring items
  • Practical support, to help identify what steps you want to take to improve your sense of wellbeing and independence.

It’s important for us to use our resources in ways that help make a positive difference and so we want to have a conversation about what this means for the people we help, so that we can tailor our support around their needs.  Please get in touch at if you would like to talk about the help we may be able to provide.

The Solicitors’ Charity offers opportunities for those in the legal profession to raise awareness of its cause including volunteering for the charity, fundraising or simply telling a friend about what the charity does and how it can help those in times of need or crisis. You can read more about getting involved here.

Firms can help by donating unclaimed client balances.  We offer a full indemnity that we will return the money donated should the client claim the funds.

Registered Charity No: 1124512 (England & Wales).





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