Law(yer) Strong offers several support programs: Peer support, Therapeutic Counselling, and Community Programs.
We provide support in a confidential and non-judgmental way.
Matched Peer Support
We are building a team of trained Peer Support volunteers. Peer Support Volunteers receive a full day of training, and become part of our volunteer base for our Match program. When a person requests support, we will look to our roster to find a match with a volunteer with a similar background, stage of life, experience – as many traits as possible. Someone who has ‘been there’ can be an important source of compassion and support, and offer hope for a light on the other side of the struggle.
Group Peer Support
In addition to the Matched Peer Support, we plan to offer drop in sessions virtually on zoom. Each session will cover a different topic, such as tips for starting up practice as a sole practitioner; managing work-life balance; articling interview tips; managing and adjusting to the work of lawyers; healthy life; wellness and well-being. Stay tuned for more information.
We welcome input from our community always. Have an idea? Contact us.
Therapeutic Counselling Services
Law(yer) Strong Inc. works with the Blue Cross professional counselling program. All Lawyers and Articling Students are eligible for up to 12 hours of counselling per family per year through their membership with the Law Society of Manitoba as part of the Employee Assistance Program.
Counselling is confidential and available to address all manner of mental health challenges, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, burnout, alcohol or other substance dependency, addictions, relationship issues, work related issues, life transition issues. https://www2.mb.bluecross.ca/plans/group-plans/employee-assistance-program
Professional Therapists at Blue Cross have on average 15 years of professional counselling experience and at minimum a Masters degree in post secondary education.
To review the resources available on many subjects of mental health, including addictions, burnouts, depression and anxiety, see; https://www2.mb.bluecross.ca/wellness-resources
Law(yer) Strong encourages Healthy Lawyers’ Community Activities to get lawyers away from their desks at lunch hour to participate in a 30 minute walk or run, or other activity such as yoga.
Monday Run/Walk Club
We will be running or walking from the Forks (meet under the circle roof), every Monday at noon, for 30 minutes. Come join us! What a great way to start the week.
Lawyer Strong will have volunteer lawyers at the law school at Robson Hall periodically throughout the year (November 27, January 22 and March 11) over the lunch hour. We will be presenting on different topics and then available to chat about our program. We will be there to listen and connect with our future lawyers to support them in becoming resilient and thriving members of our community.
Interested in joining our Fundraising Committee? We need the generous financial support of our community to grow and develop this program.
Become a Volunteer
There are a variety of ways to participate in our volunteer community.
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