13 May 2019
Legal Mental Health Charity Launches Webchat
Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2019 (UK)
mental health charity LawCare announced today, the first day of Mental Health
Awareness Week in the UK, that they will pilot a new webchat service from July
charity, which offers emotional support to legal professionals and staff in the
UK and Ireland through a free confidential helpline and peer support network,
received their highest ever number of helpline calls in 2018.
Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, said:
very excited to be launching webchat in July. More and more people in the legal
community are reaching out to us for support every year so it is vital we
expand our support service. We also know that many young people are more likely
to seek help online than pick up the phone. Our webchat service will allow
anyone working in the legal profession to contact one of our trained team
members online for emotional support on any issue that is troubling them.”
works to raise awareness of wellbeing issues across the legal community and
tackles stigma surrounding mental health. The charity also offers training and
talks to legal organisations, and information, resources and factsheets.
will be available from July 1 at www.lawcare.org.uk or www.lawcare.ie. The helpline is 0800 279
6888 in the UK and 1800 991
801 in Ireland.