Legal mental health charity LawCare has extended its online chat service for legal professionals from one to four days a week from today.
The charity, which provides free, confidential emotional support to anyone working in the field of law, has run a helpline and peer support program since 1997 and has supported more than 10,000 people in the profession nowadays.
It introduced online chat in July 2019 and runs the service every Wednesday. The online chat will now be available every week from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and will be staffed by 10 new, specially trained volunteers who all work or have worked in law as well as LawCare’s staff team.
Elizabeth Rimmer, Managing Director of LawCare, said: “We recognize that many people are unable or unwilling to pick up the phone to call us for a variety of reasons. with everything about them. We’re keen to support anyone going through a tough time, even if they just need to vent or talk about a situation, we’re here whenever they need to talk. We don’t ask for service numbers or workplace details and people don’t have to give their names.
The charity also has a team of peer helpers, people who work or have worked in the legal profession, who may have been through difficult times themselves and can offer individual support, friendship and mentoring on 2/3 of phone calls. to those who need it.
Anyone working in the legal field, including support staff, can contact LawCare for free, confidential emotional support. Live chat is available at www.lawcare.org.uk.