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Event: NSW Bar Choir Christmas Concert

Event: NSW Bar Choir Christmas Concert

Raise your spirits Enjoy an hour of beautiful music performed by the NSW Bar Choir in support of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation + Communal carols. Date: Thursday, 20 November 2014 Time: 6.30 pm –7:30 pm Location: St James Church, 173 King Street, Sydney There is no need to book, simply attend with Christmas cheer...
Resource: 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Resource: 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Below is a full transcript of lecture that The Hon. Justice Virginia Bell AC delivered at the 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture. A PDF can be downloaded here.   The Hon. Justice Virginia Bell AC  23 October 2014 Professor Mason, members of the Board of the Foundation, ladies and gentlemen, it is a...
Photos: 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Photos: 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Thanks to One Ski Digital we have a large selection of photos from the night of the 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture. If you would like to use the photos for publication we just ask that you include “Photo Credit: One Ski Digital”. To get access to a high resolution version of any...
Video: 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Video: 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Putting the Guidelines to Work The Hon. Justice Virginia Bell AC delivered the 9th annual Tristan Jepson Memorial Lecture, entitled ‘Putting the Guidelines to Work’ on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Following the Foundation’s launch of the ‘TJMF Psychological Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession‘ earlier this year, Justice Bell discussed the Best Practice...
Video: TJMF Psychological Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession

Video: TJMF Psychological Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession

TJMF Psychological Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession. Good for people and good for business. Find out more by watching this short clip.
Event – 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Event – 2014 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Guest speaker: The Hon. Justice Virginia Bell AC, Justice of the High Court of Australia
UNSW Law Revue Comedy evening supporting TJMF

UNSW Law Revue Comedy evening supporting TJMF

This event was  organised in memory of Tristan to mark the 10th anniversary of his death  and to recognise his contribution to the UNSW Law Revue.  It was  an evening of comedy, with students from the 2014 UNSW Law Revue  performing skits which Tristan had written and performed  so long ago. The evening was special bringing...

A Lawyer Breaks the Silence About Depression Among Lawyers

When I turned 40 over 12 years ago, I was a busy lawyer working at a blistering pace at a law firm. Stress, anxiety, and caffeine were my daily fuel. While my life before this time had been punctuated by long periods of pensive sadness, nothing could have prepared me for the dark storm that...

Guiding lawyers towards a stress-free lifestyle

Practice Management analysis: What can be done to reduce stress levels in the legal profession? Geoff Bowyer, partner at Beck Legal and Jeremy Hyman, board director of Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF), comment on the recent guidelines set out by the TJMF and on how the legal profession could better address psychological health issues within...
It's time! TJMF releases Guidelines for the legal profession

It’s time! TJMF releases Guidelines for the legal profession

The aim of the Guidelines is to assist legal organisations to create workplaces that fulfil each of the Psychosocial Factors, identified by extensive research as critical to psychological health.
Event: Seriously Funny – A Comedy Night In Support of TJMF

Event: Seriously Funny – A Comedy Night In Support of TJMF

This year marks the 10th anniversary since the passing of Tristan Jepson, a UNSW Law alumnus, young lawyer and comedian who tragically took his own life at the ripe age of 26, following a long history with depression.

New guidelines developed to help prevent mental illness among lawyers

From: https://www.abc.net.au By: Margaret Paul A foundation named after a lawyer who took his own life has developed national guidelines aimed at improving the mental health of lawyers. Attending the Melbourne International Comedy Festival makes Marie Jepson think of her son. “Tristan was passionate about law revue. He came alive whenever he performed at UNSW...