Elephant in the Room

The Law Society provides supports and services to solicitors to support you in your career at every stage of the legal life cycle, including your psychological wellness.


One of the many ways we are working towards improving mental health in the solicitor profession is to partner with Elephant in the Room, a project to challenge mental health stigma and encourage open conversations in the workplace.

This global project was founded by Brent Pope, sportsperson, rugby pundit and media figure. The concept involves placing a large elephant sculpture, decorated by a professional artist, in a prominent position in the Law Society buildings. This elephant is a declaration of our commitment to creating an open culture in which no aspect of mental health is taboo. 

Samaritans Ireland is Elephant in the Rooms’ lead charity partner for 2024 and the Law Society is delighted to   collaborate with these experts on suicide as it is a particularly complex aspect of mental health, and one that continues to touch lawyers and their loved ones. The Elephant in the Room is about more than suicide – it represents a cultural shift to a more open, accepting and responsive legal community. 


Help us design your Elephant

We want to hear from as many of the Law Society community as possible to contribute to the design of the Law Society’s elephant. And it’s easy to take part. 

Just share one word to describe what helps you persevere through tough times and challenges in life. What helps you get through tough times? 

Your input will shape the artistic brief of our Elephant sculpture, representing the resilience of our big, wide Law Society community. You can see examples of artwork on the Elephant in the Room website. 

Launch of the Law Society’s Elephant in the Room  

Our designed Elephant will be unveiled in a celebratory event in September, during Suicide Awareness Month. Further information on this event will follow.