As an early career professional your cup is very full. The physical impacts of stress might be mounting but rather than listen to your body, you may have swept it under the rug and kept going, fearful of dealing with your inner stuff. This puts you in a high risk position for a panic attack.
With stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation still so prevalent in Australia’s legal profession, mental health first aid can and should be a bigger part of our response, writes QCAT member Glen Cranwell.
For many junior associates at law firms, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant a working life of flat-sharing and working from bedrooms, living alone, or relocating back to their parents’ homes.
“Lawyers consistently rate in the top two occupations with the highest prevalence of mental health problems,” the Law Society of South Australia says.
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Future leaders of the profession
Queensland Law Society (QLS) understands that the first few years of practice can be among the most challenging in a lawyer’s career.
It’s base camp and the path to the summit can seem daunting!
We want to make sure you stay connected to the legal profession. Social networking events, bespoke professional development courses or information and resources that will help your career development. Whatever path you choose to take, QLS is here to support you.