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What is THE COLLEGE'S resilience AND WELLBEING IN PRACTICE PROGRAM?
A vital mental health initiative
The Resilience and Wellbeing in Practice program began in 2010 as a collaboration between The College of Law and several major national law firms.
The initiative aimed to take raise awareness and understanding of the nature and impact of stress, depression and anxiety across the legal profession – from graduate lawyers through to partners.
Wellbeing in Practice
The College of Law has developed a mandatory educational module to implement the aims of this initiative. This is included as part of your face-to-face workshops.
We reach about 2,500 graduate lawyers a year – making this a considerable mental health initiative. By late 2017, over 20,000 new lawyers had participated in this workshop.
Four key objectives
The four objectives of our Wellbeing in Practice workshop are:
1. awareness and education
2. removing the stigma surrounding mental illness
3. self-care strategies, and
4. support and resources for mental health concerns.