Wellbeing & Support Resources
Below you will find links to a variety of websites and tools that are available to you, including resources and information on mental health, support provider details, nutrition and balance.
Please take some time to navigate around these pages and read any relevant articles that you find helpful to you.
The Society operates the LawCare program and support groups and services
. We encourage legal practitioners who are experiencing social and psychological problems, or any problem that is interfering or could interfere with your work performance; or wishes to speak to and receive support from a colleague in the profession on a confidential basis, to access these services.
R U OK? Day - Who Will You Check in With?
How are you? No, how are you really?
An important message about Wellbeing & Resilience - COVID-19
The Law Society Wellbeing & Resilience Online Programme
The programme has been developed as a way of engaging with members of the South Australian Legal Profession on the important topic of mental health and wellbeing.
The Law Society Wellbeing & Resilience Guide
The Society created a Wellbeing & Resilience Guide for lawyers in 2016. The guide contains useful information regarding balance, working, mindfulness, physical activity, nutrition and more.
ABC Health http://www.abc.net.au/health/
The latest health news from Australia and around the world, as well as tips and information to help improve your wellbeing.
Apps for Mindfulness
Apps for Productivity
Apps for Finance Management
Articles - Law Society of New South Wales
Be Active http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/healthy+living/be+active/be+active+resources
A State Government initiative encouraging all South Australians to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
Be Well Plan https://www.bewellplan.com/
A personalised mental health wellbeing plan initiative for the good times and the challenging ones from SAHMRI and Flinders University – currently available free of charge.
Beyond Blue http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx
The national depression initiative website features comprehensive news and information to support mental wellbeing. Trained Counsellors are available 24/7: Call 1800 512 348.
Domestic, family or sexual violence
Support for women experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence is available via:
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098
Yarrow Place – Rape and Sexual Assault Service: 1800 817 421
1800RESPECT: National 24 Hr Help Line. 1800 737 732
eSafety Commissioner - Counselling and support services https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-us/counselling-support-services
Fact Sheets Queensland Law Society http://qls.com.au/For_the_profession/Love_Law_Live_Life
Provides links to support, counselling and legal advice services for persons experiencing any form of online abuse.
Health Insite http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Health_and_Wellbeing
Provides links to issues affecting your health, such as fitness, nutrition, mental health and drugs, as well as information on health-related issues, such as health insurance, the health system, legal issues and biotechnology.
Lawyers with Depression http://lawyerswithdepression.com
Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in the Legal Profession
Lifeline https://lifeline.org.au (13 11 14)
Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention Services. If you don’t like talking on the phone you can text 0477 13 11 14 between 5.30pm and 11.30pm when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or in need of support and a Lifeline crisis supporter will text with you.
Medicare Australia http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/
Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal
Minds Count Foundation (was known as Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation) https://mindscount.org/
Bar Association’s online course
The Society is a signatory to the Foundation's Guidelines
Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption http://alcohol.gov.au/internet/alcohol/publishing.nsf/content/guide-adult
Private Health Insurance http://www.iselect.com.au/
Compare, select and save on private health insurance.
Reach Out - https://about.au.reachout.com/
Includes tools and apps (https://au.reachout.com/tools-and-apps) focused on managing relationships with alcohol and other substances (eg. Daybreak or I am Sober)
The Resilience Project - https://theresilienceproject.com.au/
Practical tips and resources for increasing resilience and incorporating mindfulness, gratitude and empathy
R U OK? http://www.ruokday.com
The Resilient Lawyer http://lawcover.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3324-The-ResilientLawyer_V7.pdf
Seven Strategies lawyers can use to overcome work pressure http://insidecounsel.com/2015/09/14/7-strategies-lawyers-can-use-to-overcomework-pres
Australian Law Students’ Association
Wellbeing@Work - http://www.wellbeingatwork.com.au/
Delivering yoga and meditation to workplaces in and around Adelaide.