I am quite excited about this.
I have been speaking to Lucinda Soon who is a mature student at the University of East London studying for a masters in psychology. Lucinda was previously a litigator in private practice and has also spent time working for the SRA.
As part of her masters, Lucinda is undertaking a survey of the legal profession in England and Wales on the subject of wellbeing. We have gone out to lots of the firms we know encouraging them to get their people to complete the survey but many will have understandable rules in place about these things so it makes sense to reach out to lawyers directly. The survey is aimed at lawyers of all levels, private practice and in house, at all levels, from trainees upwards. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. It is available here - http://bit.ly/wellbeingforsolicitors
This is really valuable work and the more people that complete the survey, the more valuable it will be. Please do take the time to complete it.
Participants will be presented with a number of multiple-choice questions concerning their feelings, thoughts, and experiences at work and in general. The survey is entirely anonymous. Participants will NOT be asked to provide any details that could identify them or who they work for.
This study has been approved by the School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee at the University of East London. The research follows the standard of research ethics set by the British Psychological Society. If you have any questions or concerns about how the research has been conducted please contact Dr James Walsh at School of Psychology, University of East London, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.