Supporting a safe and healthy legal workplace

Getting Help

000-helpIf you or your friends or family need help contact Lifeline crisis support 13 11 14.

Get immediate assistance

In an EMERGENCY, CALL “000”.

Please note that the TJMF website does not provide crisis intervention or counselling.

The information here is not a substitute for professional care.

If you are in need of urgent support or are worried about someone, please contact your local GP (doctor) or the agencies below.

Lifeline Crisis support Phone 13 11 14  (24 hour)

Support Services

  • Your GP
  • SANE helpline (9am -5pm) 1800 187 263
  • Beyondblue info line 1300 224 636
  • Black Dog Institute    (02) 9382 2991
  • Men’s Line Australia  1300 789 978
  • Salvos Care Line   1300 363 622
  • Law Students can access university counselling services

Resources for lawyers :

ACT: LawCare:  Phone  (02) 6122 7100

Northern Territory: LawCare : Phone 1800 193 123

NSW BarCare: Jenny Houen, Director,  phone Mobile 0427 317 958  email jhouen@barcare.org
NSW Law Care: Phone  0416 200 788

QUEENSLAND : QLS Law Care:  Phone 1800 177 743
BarCare: Dr Chris Day : Phone: (07) 3832 6532;  Mobile : 0406 607 567
Patrick O’Regan : Phone Mobile : 0418 719 057
Velda Morisco:  Phone: 07 47724144 ; Mobile: 0401 215 665
Dr John Barletta: Phone: 07 47724144 ;  Mobile: 0401 215 665
Marco Korn : Phone  (07) 3367 8386 ;  Mobile : 0400 088 771

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: LawCare:  Phone 08 8110 5279

VICTORIA: Vic Lawyers’ Health Line:  Phone 1300 664 744
VicBar : Phone  (07) 3367 8386 ;  Mob: 0400 088 771
Pleading Sanity is a support group for lawyers living with mental health challenges in Victoria. It holds informal meetings that give you the opportunity to share your experiences.
Email pleadingsanityvictoria@gmail.com

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: LawCare: Phone 1300 361 008

Electronic resources:

Australasian Law Students Society, handbook on depression:
www.alsa.net.au/oldsite/images/2011/ALSA%20Depression%20Handbook.pdf
Judicial College of Victoria
http://www.judicialcollege.vic.edu.au/node/1211
New South Wales Law Society Student Hub
https://www.lawsociety.com.au/about/StudentHub/index.htm
The new Guide on wellbeing and mental health for lawyers
http://lawsociety.com.au/ForSolictors/professionalsupport/supportingyou/BeingWellintheLaw/index.htm
Queensland Law Society, Love Law Live Life
www.qls.com.au/For_the _profession/Love_Law_Live_Life
Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
www.tjmf.org.au
Wellbeing and the Law Foundation
www.watlfoundation.org.au
Wellness Network for Law
email: info@wellnessforlaw.com

Rachel SpearingWellbeing at the Bar A Resilience assessment of Barristers in the UK
Rachel-Spearing-Wellbeing-at-the-Bar-A-Resilience-assessment-of-Barristers-in-the-UK.pdf

Wellbeing at the Bar Programme Background May 2014.pdf
Wellbeing_at_the_Bar_Programme_Background_May_2014.pdf

 

National help lines and centres

Lifeline 24/7 telephone counselling service
13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service 24/7 telephone counselling for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved
1300 659 467 http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
MensLine National 24/7 support for men dealing with relationship and family issues
1300 78 99 78 www.menslineaus.org.au
SuicideLine Victoria 24/7 telephone counselling for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved
1300 651 251 www.crisissupport.org.au/SuicideLine.aspx

 

Helplines and Information

SANE Australia Helpline Mental health information, weekdays 9:00am–5:00pm
1800 187 263 www.sane.org
beyondblue Info Line Information about depression, anxiety and related disorders
1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Black Dog Institute Information about depression and bipolar disorder
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Mental Health First Aid Mental health first aid courses and resources
(03) 9342 3770 http://www.mhfa.com.au
Headspace Mental health services and support for young people 12–25 years
www.headspace.org.au