In collaboration with the University of Manchester’s Justice Hub, the University of Salford’s SILKS Law Clinic, Salford City Council and two law firms: Ward Hadaway and Fieldfisher, this event seeks to provide positive help and guidance on mental health and wellbeing. The event is an opportunity for students and professionals to meet and share practical tips on sustaining and encouraging positive mental health and wellbeing.
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Towards the end of the event there will be designated time for attendees to share their experience and best practice with the organisers and external partners. Refreshments will be served during this time.
Over the past three years, particularly during the pandemic and in its immediate aftermath, there has been significant strain placed on the mental health and wellbeing of students and professionals.
Both the University of Manchester and the University of Salford operate law clinics where students have the opportunity to provide legal advice to the public of Greater Manchester. Both clinics work with law firms and public bodies in the local area to facilitate the provision of legal advice.
Many law students and legal professionals have struggled with study/work related stress since the onset of the pandemic. The move away from collegiate environments to home studying/working led to many experiencing poor mental health. Students and professionals have continued to struggle with similar issues post pandemic.
Fintan Walker, University of Manchester
Sinead Farry, University of Salford
The event is aimed at those studying law or working in the legal sector. However, the central theme is transferable across other professional disciplines and will be applicable to non-lawyers.
The event will be of particular interest to law students, and professionals (both lawyers and non-lawyers).
Turn up on the day, no need to book in advance.