Mental Health

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LawCare has published findings on the mental health needs of men in the workplace. A focus group of barristers, partners, mid-level and junior associates, in-house lawyers as well as those in support roles, from across the jurisdictions, was used to gain an idea of the mental health experiences of m

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Half of practising lawyers are experiencing depression and anxiety, according to a study by the California Lawyers Association (CLA) and the D.C. Bar. The findings come from a research project into the personal and workplace risk factors for mental health problems, substance use, and attrition among

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There has been a rise in self-harm amongst detained young people over the last five years, according to a new report. The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland's report analysing the detentions of young people aged 16 and 17 for mental health care and treatment in Scotland and found self-

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The Law Society of Scotland has today launched a three-year action plan that aims to tackle stigma around mental health in the legal sector. The new action plan follows a survey of Scotland’s legal profession on their views of mental health in the workplace in 2019 and accompanies the survey&r

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Mental health legislation needs to be updated to take more account of children and young persons, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. In a response to a review of mental health law in Scotland, the Faculty also drew attention to a disparity in provision for men and women who require treatment in

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Legal mental health charity LawCare has released data on all COVID-19 related contacts it has received to date for Mental Health Awareness Week. Forty-eight legal professionals have contacted the charity with issues related to COVID-19 since 10 March, making up over a third (37 per cent) of all cont

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More than 6,000 people were detained in Scotland under the Mental Health Act 2003 last year, the highest figure since the legislation came into force. The data, published in a new report from the Mental Welfare Commission, also shows rising figures for young people aged under 25 being given com

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The Scottish Legal Action Group (SCOLAG) is hosting a free event on 22 November which aims to develop mental health awareness among lawyers. The session aims to develop an awareness of mental health problems, including causes, symptoms, and support options. It will focus on practical knowledge and s

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People working in Scotland’s legal sector have been urged to take part in a new survey on mental health in the workplace. The research is the first of its kind to be carried out on a sector-wide basis in Scotland and is being run in partnership with See Me, the national programme to end mental

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An independent review of Scotland's mental health legislation is to be conducted. The review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 aims to improve the rights and protections of those living with mental illness and remove barriers to those caring for their health and welf

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