Professional skills: improving workplace psychological health and safety

Course ID IO16032_MAN

  • Online
  • 1
  • All

Is being a lawyer a health hazard? Evidence shows that lawyers are 3.5 times more likely to experience mental ill-health than other professionals. Mental ill-health is the underlying cause of disciplinary actions against lawyers, referral to the Legal Services Board, claims by clients, poor quality work and closure of practices.

This unit is about risk factors that impact your workplace psychological health and safety and provides practical protective strategies for you to consider.

Prior to purchase please see the information below for system requirements.

College of Law Alumni and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.


Full Price $120.00

Alumni/Member Price $108.00


Start date:

01 April 2016

End date:

30 June 2017

About This Course


This unit will cover:

  • What is mental health?
  • Stress: contributions, signs and myths
  • Research
  • Improving your psychological well-being

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • explain why your psychological well-being is important, professionally and personally
  • identify myths about stress, stressors, warning signs and their impact
  • be familiar with Australian and overseas research on the incidence of mental ill-health in the legal profession, the nature of and causes of psychological illness and injury, and how stress can be reduced
  • understand the meaning of stigma and its impact, and the importance of reducing stigma
  • be able to implement practical, protective and proven strategies to improve your psychological wellbeing using a toolkit for managing stress
  • access help

Designed for

This seminar complies with your mandatory requirement for Professional Skills.



This is an interactive online program undertaken through the College’s Learning Portal.  

Please check the technical requirements for accessing this interactive online  seminar contained here. 

Once registered we will send  you the access information you will need to log on to our Learning Portal from where you will be able to start your program.