The Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee was formed in 2011 having been an ad hoc committee on Psychological Distress and Depression in the Legal Profession and Bullying.
The Committee focuses on the need for education in the profession on health and wellbeing topics.
The Committee is proactive in advocating the use and access of the Law Society’s LawCare WA programme and monitors the use of the Member Assistance Programme (counselling service).
The Committee also advocates the need to self-disclose mental illness when running a practice in the event that the practitioner is struggling to cope.
For more information about this committee please email General Manager, Advocacy – Mary Woodford, firstname.lastname@example.org