LawCare covid-19 calls are 'tip of the iceberg' of emotional problems

18 May 2020

Recent calls to LawCare for emotional support have revealed some law firms have asked furloughed employees to continue to work.

The legal mental health charity has released its latest covid-19 figures to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from today until 24 May.

It said 48 legal professionals made contact about coronavirus-related issues since 10 March, two weeks before the lockdown was imposed.

Though this represents just 37% of all 130 contacts made to LawCare’s support services since that date, its chief executive Elizabeth Rimmer suggested this is the “tip of the iceberg”.

Topping the list of concerns were not being allowed to work from home, financial issues relating to ...

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