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Wellbeing resources from Resolution

Supporting the wellbeing of the family justice profession

Supporting the wellbeing of family justice professionals

“COVID and lockdown has certainly brought wellbeing in the workplace into sharper focus; but the truth is many family justice professionals were facing challenges long before the pandemic radically changed the way we all work.

“For some these new ways of working have come as a welcome relief. For others, it has created or accentuated challenges within the working environment – we want to find out more about these challenges so that we can provide even more tailored support to members and the wider profession.”

Juliet Harvey, Resolution Chair

Free webinar: Exploring the challenges to welbeing during challenging times

This webinar, run in partnership with LawCare - the leading legal mental health charity, examines how family justice professionals can look after and maintain good mental health during these challenging times with an emphasis on self-care. The programme considers workplace factors which may compromise wellbeing and covers the challenges involved in dealing with vulnerable or stressed clients.

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Free report: Wellbeing in family justice

We had a great response to our wellbeing survey at the end of 2020, with over 1,200 professionals across the family justice sector completing the survey. We'll be sharing the findings in a new report on the current state of wellbeing in family law and how we as a profession can better support our workforce. The report will be published at the end of February. If you would like a free copy of this report then sign up to our newsletter

Wellbeing stories from family justice professionals

We are building a series of case studies, from family law professionals who have kindly shared their experiences. These stories are powerful reminders of the importance of looking after our wellbeing, and helping those around us.

Read Western Circuit Barrister Lila’s Story

Read Family Law Partner, Jay’s Story

Read newly qualified Barrister Georgia’s story

Join the Resolution community

Resolution is the leading membership organisation for all who work in family justice. Our members lead the way in providing support to family justice professionals on the key issues affecting the profession. Join us today and be part of this 6,500 strong community who look after each other.

Helping you look after your wellbeing

To support the wellbeing of family justice professionals, Resolution has made a suite of wellbeing resources available free of charge.

From how to create a mentally healthy workspace to understanding how to manage vicarious trauma, each resource has been specially selected to help tackle the growing concerns over practitioners’ wellbeing.

Be at your best

Elizabeth Rimmer - Chief Executive, LawCare - shares practical tips on how to manage the day to day pressures of working in family law; how to support a colleague you may be concerned about, and simple steps your firm can take to create a mentally healthy workplace.

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Wellbeing for family lawyers – making the case

Matthew Richardson, Coram Chambers and Resolution's National YRes Committee - presents on wellbeing for family lawyers. This talk covers making the (business) case for wellbeing, tips for promoting your wellbeing and signposting to resources and support.

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Focusing the legal mind

Mark Randall uses his 40 years of experience using mindfulness based techniques to reset, refresh and re-calibrate himself whilst working in highly stressful, unpredictable and complex trading environments.

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Lawyers and Vicarious Trauma

“We now expect lawyers doing their job properly, will get some form of vicarious trauma”. Watch Robyn Bradey (expert social worker based in Sydney, Australia) explain what vicarious trauma is along with its triggers, symptoms and management.

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