Solicitor-led peer supports for positive culture change

19/03/2024 10:57:09

Law Society Psychological Services has launched two new initiatives to support members of the legal community.

Law Society Time to Think

The Law Society is committed to enabling solicitors to thrive by building psychologically healthy legal workplaces. A series of peer support initiatives have been developed to support members of the legal community with this. Peer networks are an invaluable resource to offer support throughout the many challenges and opportunities of professional life.

On Thursday 14 March, influential voices from the in-house and public sector participated in a 'Law Society Time to Think' series. This series forms part of the peer support initiatives provided by Psychological Services to increase collaboration, encourage innovation and enhance decision making. The approach recognises the connection between excellent professional services to clients and high-quality thinking while enabling team effectiveness, and a culture of continuous improvement in work contexts.

Law Society Balint Peer Support Group

The Law Society Balint peer support group, held monthly, focuses on understanding the relationship between the client and you, the professional. The group helps in building resilience and in addressing work-related complex feelings. The benefits of this model include:

  • less professional isolation,

  • a sense of belonging,

  • safe exchange of information, and

  • avoiding professional burnout.

Contact us 

If you are interested in participating in a peer support group or in establishing a peer support group at your legal workplace, please contact