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Wellbeing resources from Resolution

Supporting the wellbeing of all family justice professionals

Free webinar: Wellbeing in Family Law – taking action

A follow-up wellbeing webinar in partnership with LawCare, the mental health charity for the legal sector, exploring practical ways to address findings from our sector-wide report.

Trish McLellan led a rich discussion on:

• why a culture of long working hours is taking its toll on the profession
• the role senior practitioners can play in modelling good practice, and keeping new talent in the sector
• the impact of greater isolation from peers and families during the pandemic, and its potential legacy
• the importance of access to support and supervision in a changing working environment




Access the Webinar recording using the form below


Wellbeing in Family Law – findings and recommendations from a sector-wide survey.

We are pleased to be able to share with you our Wellbeing in Family Law report, supported by leading organisatons across the industry. Available free to all, this report sets out the key findings from our 2020 survey highlighting the wellbeing issues faced by professionals – both before and since COVID-19.

Calling on both quantitative and qualitative data, as well as personal accounts, this report provides a detailed, yet sobering, picture of wellbeing in family justice today while also signposting Resolution and partner resources that may help those experiencing similar issues.

How do I access the report?

If you are already a Resolution member, you can access the Wellbeing report here.

If you are not a Resolution member, simply provide your details and we will email you a copy of the report.

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 also made a suite of wellbeing resources available free of charge.

From how to maintain good mental health during challenging times to understanding how to manage vicarious trauma, each resource has been specially selected to help tackle the growing concerns over practitioners’ wellbeing.

This is just a selection of the resources available to all Resolution members.

More free wellbeing resources available

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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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