News and Updates from FWA
“If you know someone who’s depressed please resolve to never ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.” — Stephen Fry
As Sunday, 10th October, marks World Mental Health we would like to highlight a charity close to our hearts which we are proud to support, YoungMinds. YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Young people’s experiences are the most important tool in changing mental health practice and opinions. They work with young people everyday to campaign for improved mental health care and better services, put pressure on stopping further funding cuts and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health by raising awareness online and in the media.
We strive to support our local community where we can, including the younger generation as well as future lawyers. In continuing with this, we have been working with DYW Ayrshire, to support secondary school pupils with virtual engagement as part of the organisations learn4work project. Due to COVID restrictions we have been unable to deliver […]
We found the roundtable discussion hosted by Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association last night to be very informative. The aim of this discussion (part 1) was to facilitate change in the profession and allow greater access and engagement from minority groups. Some key areas that arose were – How proper engagement should start at Law Fairs […]
Frasia was pleased to be invited to take part in the discussion “Where have all the Happy Lawyers gone?”, along with Austin Lafferty, Frasia Wright, Matthew McGovern and Brianella Scott. This was a very worthwhile session where interesting points were raised. They looked at what it takes for practitioners to thrive in the current market […]