This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. Supporting meaningful health and wellness in the profession remains a top priority for the Law Society.
It’s perfectly normal to have ups and downs and it is also perfectly normal to talk about that and sometimes to get extra support for whatever is going on. Depending on what is happening in your life and career one or more of the following programs may be beneficial in protecting your mental health.
- Law(yer) Strong
Offering confidential and non-judgmental support from someone who has ‘been there’, your independent confidential peer support organization is here to help improve and enhance the health of the Manitoba legal community. To learn more about healthy lawyers community activities, online resources and education programs available through Law(yer) Strong, visit their newly launched website.
- Manitoba Blue Cross Employee Assistance Program
Free and confidential professional counselling services are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Whether you need to talk through a challenge in your personal or profession life, or could benefit from a quick check-in, please don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance to help keep you and your family healthy. Learn more
- New ~ Health Recovery Program
Later this fall, the Law Society is launching a new and innovative program designed to support and promote recovery when concerns about a member’s conduct or competence are connected to health issues, such as addiction, depression, or other mental health concerns. For more information about who is eligible and requirements for this program check out our upcoming special edition of the Communiqué dedicated to Lawyer Well-being.
For additional online resources, visit the Lawyer Health and Wellness Resource Library.