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Maintaining good mental health and wellbeing 

The legal profession can often be a stressful one. This only amplifies the need to promote good mental health through proper practices and procedures.

The Australian Financial Review recently noted the encouraging trend of law firms signing up to the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation's guidelines to tackle depression.

"The guidelines are just good business – it makes people more efficient and productive, there's greater innovation, your insurance premiums go down, there's less turnover of staff," said Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation co-founder Marie Jepson.

As part of Law Week 2015, on 13 May 2015, John Poulsen, Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs, presented a Mental Health and Wellbeing Seminar on his firm's implementation of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Best Practice Guidelines. Attendees heard about his approach to building and maintaining a sustainable, mentally healthy, resilient and successful legal practice. 

See following presentations from the seminar:

  • Powerpoint Slides - Feminine Protection: Restraining Orders and Immigration by Janette McCahon, Civil Law Division, Legal Aid;
  • Powerpoint slides- Employment Law Maternity Leave and Return to Work by Josephine Hart, Solicitor, Kott Gunning 
  • Seminar Presentation Paper -  Employment Law Maternity Leave and Return to Work by Josephine Hart, Solicitor, Kott Gunning

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