Stress survey: Majority of firms lack support systems for stressed employees

The majority of law firms have no stress management initiatives in place, a survey conducted by The Lawyer’s sister magazine Lawyer 2B has revealed.

Over half – 55 per cent – of all respondents to the Stress in Law survey said their firm had no stress management initiatives at all.

Just 17 per cent of the respondents were aware of initiatives within their firm to help employees manage stress, while a further 28 per cent did not know if their firm had support in place.

However, of those lawyers who were aware of stress initiatives, over one-third had made use of them.

The most commonly mentioned sources of support were counselling services, access to a confidential helpline and stress management training sessions.

Lawyer 2B’s survey ran in April 2014 and gathered 446 responses. 

Stress survey: does your firm have stress-busting initiatives?
Stress survey: have you taken advantage of initiatives?

 Stress in Law survey: full results