Stress Management & Risk: a problem that you can’t afford to ignore
With Professor Abbie Lane, Consultant Psychiatrist
The Law Society recognises “the potential for serious repercussions and consequences for a solicitor failing to manage his/her stress appropriately”. Consequently, the CPD Rules stipulate that “training in stress management which is intended to alleviate work pressures is now considered a risk management tool”.
Stress is regarded as the ‘epidemic of the 21st century’ with significant personal and economic cost. While having serious implications for wellbeing, stress is known to adversely affect performance in the workplace with the potential for serious consequences. Stressed individuals are more likely to make errors of judgment.
In addition, they are more likely to make poor and ill-considered choices as well as interacting negatively with clients and colleagues. The risk of reputational and business damage is high. In a busy legal world with heightened risk exposure, the possibility of burn-out is also high. Thus, there is a clear onus on individuals to manage their own stress and safeguard their professional reputation as well as that of the firm.
Whether you are an employer or an employee this webinar is relevant to you. It will help you to:
Identify and alleviate the stress triggers that affect mental and physical health
Identify and manage your pressures, thinking patterns, unhelpful thinking styles and behaviours
Provide you with the tools to develop and implement your own stress management action plan
Provide you with strategies to manage and mitigate professional risk
Explore how you can influence a wellbeing, low risk culture in your workplace
Provide further self-help resources and a roadmap to additional supports
Reduce your personal and business risk exposure
Improve your wellbeing and functioning in the workplace