How is your mental health hygiene?
We work in a stressful profession. Are you taking protective measures? Do you have good mental health hygeine? Have you thought about vicarious trauma and how to protect yourself and your staff against that? Here is a link to an article on the NSW Bar Association website regarding vicarious trauma in our profession, providing some information regarding prevention or programs available.
Here is a link to the Queensland Law Society's page which talks about the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Psychological Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession (TJMF Guidelines). The TJMF Guidelines themselves can also be found on that page.
If you are a Family Law practitioner, whether that is as a lawyer, mediator, court officer, financial adviser or other parallel professional you could join our Flexible Family Law group on Facebook. It is a place to chat about all of the challenges and share information. You can join here.