Did you know that one in three law students and legal professionals in Australia will suffer some form of psychological distress in their lifetime?
The Deakin Law Students’ Society Geelong is pleased to be participating in the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA)‘s Wellbeing Week for 2015. ALSA wishes to challenge the stigma attached to mental ill-health in the law, promote a broader and honest conversation on this topic and encourage law students and lawyers to be proactive about their mental health and wellbeing. You can visit the ALSA event page for running updates on their initiatives and resources throughout this week, and follow our social media feeds for further informative posts.
Some valuable health and wellbeing resources…
Deakin Counselling Services (Waterfront Campus)
Phone: (03) 5227 8400
Office Location: Level 2, 1 Gheringhap Street
Online appointment booking link: http://www.deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/health-wellbeing-safety/counselling
Further information about mental health from Deakin University: http://www.deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/health-wellbeing-safety/topics-to-explore/mental-health
The Wellness Doctrines
The Wellness Doctrines is an upcoming book by Jerome Doraisamy sheds light on the prevalence of mental health issues for law students and young lawyers. You can find out more about the book (or order your own copy!) by clicking here.
ALSA’s Wellbeing Guide
This ALSA guide is packed full of tips to help you stay happy and healthy throughout your studies and beyond.
Click here to read:
ALSA’s National Mental Health Awareness Video
Overall, this video (produced by ALSA) is aimed at challenging the stigma attached to mental ill-health in the law and seeks to promote a wider dialogue around mental health at law school and in the broader legal profession.