NHS workers and mental health
The charity You Okay, Doc? supports the mental health and wellbeing of NHS workers. It is an independent UK registered charity started by doctors in 2019, supported by psychotherapists in delivering its services.
In response to Covid-19, it has launched The Huddle, a virtual community supporting doctors during Covid-19, facilitated by mental health experts and guest speakers, with evolving topics to match the needs of our frontline workers.
This week, the Young Guns Group brought together over 100 artists in isolation to sing in support of the You Okay, Doc? charity and NHS Charities. The legendary Beverley Knight and Joss Stones sing ‘Lean On Me’ by the late Bill Withers.
The charity adds: “Our frontline doctors have said that positive messages of public support helps motivate them during this Covid-19 crisis.”
“You Okay, Doc? are therefore rolling out a ‘We Are With You’ campaign where people/ colleagues/ families/ friends hold up pieces of paper with a message of support for our NHS across all generations – when they just need that little bit extra to keep them going.”
“It would be incredibly powerful if lawyers could hold up a message of support with #WeAreWithYou, tagging You Okay, Doc? and to encourage the whole legal community to do the same and stand with our frontline doctors.”
The charity has already had some amazing support from the legal community, offering pro bono services in return for donations.
Christine Duhaime of Duhaime Law gets in touch with us all the way from Vancouver, Canada.
“Usually I blog about bad guys and financial crime law,” she writes, “and during Covid-19, I started writing about lawyers who made a dent in the world, whose histories are worth knowing. I thought I would share the link to the story of Albert Battel, in case readers find it interesting.”
Video of the Day
Cleary Gottlieb associate, yoga teacher and regular contributor to The Lawyer Eloise Skinner (@eloiseallexia) shares three quick ‘anti-desk’ exercises to do after a long day sitting in one place.
Dog of the day
Thank you to Hausfeld associate Samantha Hewitt for this feisty feline. Her name is Flicka.
The Lawyer Listens
‘Good To Be Home’ by Barney Artist feat. Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, & Rebel Kleff
An all London collaboration – Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Barney Artist and Rebel Kleff bring the fun in ‘Good to be Home.’ Released not long after Barney Artist’s, new album Home is Where the Art is, it’s obvious that these trailblazing London artists are reppin’ their ends through their musical journey. A homage to their hometowns, this song really makes you feel good and miss home. This unique collaboration can be heard on FIFA 19 soundtrack.
Despite their busy schedules, the four still managed to make time to collaborate and release something that is slowly becoming one of my favourite songs. -Amar Mehta
Yesterday’s quiz answers
Theme: Literal, literary, pub quiz
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; specifically, ‘The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle’ (Arthur Conan Doyle)
- Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
- Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
- Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
- The Box of Delights (John Masefield)
- The History of Mr Polly (HG Wells)
- The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien)
- The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
- The Harry Potter series (JK Rowling)
- Moonfleet (J Meade Falkner)
Odd one out: The Tabard from The Canterbury Tales, which is the only one that is not fictional but really existed.
Anyone in the legal sector is welcome to contribute to any of the sections of Law Against Loneliness.
Here is how to contribute to a few of the regular features we have run so far. Everything can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video of the day
What we want are individual, personal contributions from lawyers and legal sector professionals working from home. You could be demonstrating a recipe, videoing your daily run, telling a joke, singing us a song, showing off a skill, or just telling us about your day and what you’ve been up to. We are very open to creativity – anything that uplifts or diverts.
What we don’t want is too many firm-branded videos talking about how seamlessly you have transitioned to a new way of working, please.
The Lawyer Listens
Contributors should send us a YouTube link and 100 words about the song in the style of previous entries.
Dog of the day
Self-explanatory. Send us dog pix. Or cats, ponies, rabbits, budgies etc. Don’t forget to let us know their name and give us a line of detail too if you’d like.
Show us life in isolation, either via email, or alternatively Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn posts can be tagged #lawagainstloneliness
We welcome other suggestions to go in these articles.