New Zealand Law Society - Healthy mind

Healthy mind

Being a lawyer can be stressful. Studies show that lawyers have a higher rate of illnesses like depression, anxiety and substance abuse compared to a number of other professions.

Keeping your mind fit and healthy can help you thrive at work and help you deal effectively with stress.

Legal Community Counselling Service

The Law Society is trialing a free and confidential professional counselling service. This is available to everyone in a legal workplace – lawyers and non-lawyers.

The service is an important addition to the support and assistance the Law Society provides to members of the legal community. We are committed to finding effective ways to support healthy, safe, respectful and inclusive legal workplaces.

Lifeline counselling

In addition, Law Society members and their families can access counselling at a discounted rate from Lifeline.

Lifeline Counselling has a team of qualified professional counsellors experienced in working with clients across a broad range of issues. They are available to help with day to day issues such as stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, relationship issues, grief, trauma and addiction.

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