The LIV’s Mental Health report, launched on 11 September 2014, calls for implementation of health and wellbeing programs that are proactive in their approach to wellbeing and preventative in their focus on mental health.
The report recommends a Victorian legal community health and wellbeing strategy.
Brain & Mind Research Institute: University of Sydney
Conducted in conjunction with the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation.
"This report sets out the results of research on depression and understanding of the issues of mental illness amongst law students and practicing lawyers."
By Adiva Sifris, Brett Williams and Vicky Kordouli
September 2015 89 (9) LIJ 38
"Preliminary results of a recent Monash University study indicate a possible link between low empathy levels and negative mental health."
Changing Our Thinking: Empirical Research on Law Student Wellbeing, Thinking Styles and the Law Curriculum Law Student Wellbeing / O'Brien, Molly Townes; Tang, Stephen; Hall, Kath ... Page 149
Implementing the Self-Management Threshold Learning Outcome for Law: Some International Design Strategies from the Current Curriculum Toolbox Law Student Wellbeing / Huggins, Anna; Kift, Sally; Field, Rachael ... Page 183
Law Student Wellbeing: Benefits of Promoting Psychological Literacy and Self-Awareness Using Mindfulness, Strengths Theory and Emotional Intelligence Law Student Wellbeing / James, Colin ... Page 217
Approaches to Student Support in the First Year of Law School Law Student Wellbeing / Galloway, Kate; Bradshaw, Rachel; Dunbar, Neil; Fellows, Jamie ... Page 235
Law Studies and Indigenous Students' Wellbeing: Closing the (Many) Gap(s) Law Student Wellbeing / Wood, Asmi ... Page 251
Governing Depression in Australian Legal Education: Power, Psychology and Advanced Liberal Government Law Student Wellbeing / Ball, Matthew ... Page 277
"The Guidelines promote psychologically healthy legal workplaces. The aim of the Guidelines is to assist legal organisations to create workplaces that fulfil each of the Psychosocial Factors, identified by extensive research as critical to psychological health."
MoodPrism - a team from Monash University has developed a new smartphone app to track users’ moods over time and support their mental health and well-being. The app is now available on both Android and Apple platforms.
Smiling Mind is a free iPhone and web app. It includes a number of recorded mindfulness meditations. Monash University was involved in its development.