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Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment Presents Mental Health 101 for Legal Professionals

  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:30
  • Zoom

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Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment Presents:

Mental Health 101 for Legal Professionals


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Delivered by Zoom
Cost: Free


Co-Chairs:

Sydney Waring, Ph.D. Student

Aleece KatanPh.D. Student
Jasmine Zhang, M.A. Student

Tyler Eschenwecker, Ph.D. Student


Legal professionals often deal with challenges that can cause feelings of being overwhelmed, overworked, stressed, which can have significant impacts on personal and professional life. In this workshop the University of Waterloo's Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment will  focus specifically on teaching wellness principles that will promote work/life balance for lawyers and paralegals. Principles will incorporate psycho-education about mental health and will include ways to identify signs and symptoms mental health concerns in oneself and others, and evidence-based ways to reduce mental health difficulties, such as burnout, and increase positive mental health. Local mental health resources will also be provided. Following the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what mental health is and its importance for legal professionals.
  • Identify risk signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in themselves and others.
  • Describe skills and resources they can use to promote mental health.
  • Incorporate strategies to prevent professional burnout.

This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism content

**Please note this program is open to anyone working in the legal profession including lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and assistants.**

The program includes a pre-workshop survey for attendees to complete. Responses to the survey will be incorporated into the workshop to highlight attendees personal experience with presented material and to increase interactivity. In addition, a worksheet will provided to participants ahead of the workshop, which will include reflection questions and localized resources. To participate in the survey, please click here.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

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