Over a quarter of solicitors find managing mental health ‘extremely challenging’

High pressure nature of the job and stress of dealing with clients is making it harder for solicitors to manage wellbeing, the Law Society says

The Law Society says half of all trainees are availing of free counselling services and courses that have been offered to them

Over a quarter of Irish solicitors find managing their mental health and wellbeing “extremely challenging”.

New research by the Law Society found that 27 per cent over respondents described mental health management as very difficult while 51 per cent said it was “challenging.”

Antoinette Moriarty, head of the Law Society psychological services, said the high pressure nature of the job, as well as stress of dealing with clients, are making it harder for solicters to ...