Podcast: A message to young lawyers – you are not alone

Episode 47

In the first podcast episode of our Mental Health and Wellbeing series, Managing Partner Sally Nicholes moderates a discussion about the state of mental health in law. Sally is joined by senior members of the legal profession and allied experts from a diverse range of backgrounds. Sally, alongside these panellists, convey the message to young lawyers that they are not alone – providing valuable insight and reassurance to junior members of the legal community, through the sharing of personal experiences. Tune in for an open discussion about a diverse range of issues, as we unpack what is, and what needs to be done for our mental health in law.

Sally Nicholes – Managing Partner, Nicholes Family Lawyers

The Hon. Jennifer Coate AO
Emily Hart – Principal Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Kathryn Booth – Principal Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Emily Knowles – Psychologist, Consultant, and Researcher
Megan Fulford – Wellbeing Manager, Law Institute of Victoria
Debra Brodowski – National Manager of Psychological Services, Centre for Corporate Health
Jerome Doraisamy – Deputy Editor, Lawyers Weekly & Board Member of the Minds Count Foundation

Useful Links:

Beyond Blue

Black Dog Institute Mental Health Toolkit www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/wp-content…2&sfvrsn=2


How to prevent burnout in the legal profession www.lawyersweekly.com.au/biglaw/26055…l-profession

Imposter Syndrome and How It Impacts Your Career and Success www.lawyer-monthly.com/2020/05/impos…reer-success/

Mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession – Law Council of Australia www.lawcouncil.asn.au/policy-agenda/…gal-profession

Preventative measures to stop burnout in the legal profession www.lawyersalliance.com.au/opinion/pre…fession-314