Support

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Not just another law firm…

Our support for our clients goes so much further than legal advice.

We provide a holistic approach to helping our clients move on from bad situations and to get back on track. This can include referring them to trusted advisers in other fields such as psychiatry and psychotherapy, signposting them to useful books to read about others’ experiences of work-related breakdown, and online resources where they can share stories with people in similar situations. Sometimes we have to signpost them to help for suicidal feelings.

Samaritans – Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy

If ever you are feeling suicidal or need someone to talk to you can find help online here https://www.samaritans.org

You can call their free helpline any time 24/7 from any phone on 116 123.

They also have a self-help app https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/self-help/

Medical help

We have established relationships across a wide spectrum of medical practices including:

The Priory Roehampton

https://www.priorygroup.com/locations/priory-hospital-roehampton-london

The Nightingale Hospital, Marylebone

https://www.nightingalehospital.co.uk/

The Green Door Clinic

https://www.greendoorclinic.com/

Dr Michael Rowlands’ private clinic

https://www.drmichaelrowlands.co.uk/

Dr Mike McPhillips

https://www.drmikemcphillips.com/

Advice line for lawyers

Our MD Karen Jackson is a LawCare Champion. https://www.lawcare.org.uk/about-us/champions

LawCare is a not for profit organisation that supports the legal community by providing information and support to anyone in the legal community experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems.

https://www.lawcare.org.uk/

Other online resources around breakdown and mental health

Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/

Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Togetherall an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues. Some clients report finding their managed online forums incredibly helpful because they provide an online community where you can connect with people going through similar issues.

Book Suggestions

A really great book on understanding depression and anxiety is Dr Tim Cantopher’s Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Depressive-Illness-Strong-Overcoming-Problems/dp/1847092357/ref=sr_1_1crid=2XWH80SNBT0A0&dchild=1&keywords=depression+the+curse+of+the+strong&qid=1599221946&sprefix=depress%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1

The book explains the medical reasons why people break down and how to deal with the aftermath. It’s practical but it also really helps to eliminate a lot of the self-stigma people feel after a period of ill health. Highly recommend.

A good account of living with depressive episode is William Styron’s Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darkness-Visible-Madness-William-Styron/dp/0099285576/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6SFPSW8Z16LZ&dchild=1&keywords=darkness+visible+william+styron&qid=1599221986&sprefix=darkness+visi%2Caps%2C134&sr=8-1

Gretchen Rubin The Happiness Project

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Happiness-Project-Gretchen-Rubin/dp/0062105248/ref=sr_1_1?crid=17A1QCZRBTZ0E&dchild=1&keywords=the+happiness+project+by+gretchen+rubin&qid=1599222698&sprefix=the+happiness+pr%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-1

Karen Salmansohn’s Bounce Back book– how to survive in the face of adversity.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bounce-Back-Book-Curveballs-Adversity/dp/076114627X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+bounce+back+book&qid=1599222874&sr=8-2

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive about finding balance in your life.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thrive-Redefining-Success-Creating-Happier/dp/0753555425/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XH8N9FF4WUK5&dchild=1&keywords=thrive+arianna+huffington&qid=1599222858&sprefix=thrive+by+aria%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-1

Gillian Higgins Mindfulness at Work and Home

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindfulness-Work-Home-Gillian-Higgins/dp/1910453803/ref=sr_1_1?crid=TMP27AHUC7MN&dchild=1&keywords=mindfulness+at+work+and+home&qid=1599227321&sprefix=mindfulness+at+%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-1

what our clients say

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