Compos Mentis – a podcast by lawyers for lawyers – personal experiences in legal practice and life
“Our podcast is a passion project born from the challenges Natalie and I have experienced in legal practice and life. We hope that by having authentic conversations about mental health, we can help our peers to have such conversations and seek support” Jenn
Born out of the lived experiences of co-hosts and Melbourne lawyers Nat and Jenn, Compos Mentis is a podcast about how to stay happy, healthy and productive while working in law.
In discussing the unspoken realities of legal practice and key themes like stress, authenticity, perfectionism, and self-care, Nat and Jenn identify concrete tools for managing mental health and wellbeing in law.
Each bite-sized episode is an informal chat of up to 30 minutes. Together they provide an easy-listening toolbox for enhancing lawyers’ wellness.
Through launching Compos Mentis, Nat and Jenn hope to spark more authentic conversations about mental health in the legal profession, and to offer tools to equip lawyers to manage their wellbeing and resilience before crisis point is reached. The podcast is a non-commercial passion project, driven by a desire to address the dire mental health statistics facing the legal community.
Compos Mentis can be streamed or downloaded at whatever and place time is convenient for listeners – on a morning commute, during a run, at your desk or before bed.
It also makes meaningful discussions about mental health accessible to all lawyers regardless of practice area, seniority or location. Metropolitan, suburban and regional lawyers can all listen to and engage with Compos Mentis in the same way – as a field guide to wellbeing in law, available in your pocket whenever it’s needed.
While there are many unique and unrelenting pressures in the important work of law, the key message of Compos Mentis is that personal wellbeing does not have to be, and should not be, the price of professional success.
Compos Mentis is free to listen on iTunes or online: