You don’t really give a damn about our mental health | Law

You don’t really give a damn about our mental health

Professor Janet Chan speaks to Lawyers Weekly (20 January 2015) about her research, which shows that lawyers aren’t convinced that firms take their wellbeing seriously.

Like the respondents, Chan questioned the effectiveness of law firm wellbeing initiatives.

“People are not stupid; if they think this is a kind of lip service then they know the real priorities of the organisation are something quite different from what they say,” she said, urging firms to work harder at putting their wellbeing policies into action.

“Just because you have something in your handbook or website, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to implement.

“It requires people at every level to take it seriously … it requires leadership and some sort of embedding of values into the organisation performance evaluation.”

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