This Chapter covers SCCA’s support to in house counsel in their overall well-being and growth.
About the Well-being Chapter
The mission of the SCCA has been to support in-house counsel in their profession and careers. However, there is a growing recognition that simply equipping in-house counsel with the technical skills and legal training is not sufficient and that there needs to be a more holistic approach to such support. To this end, the SCCA is curating a chapter to support the Health and Well-being of in-house counsel.
The chapter will broadly focus on:-
- Both mental and physical aspects of well-being, (such as self-care strategies, reframing work-life balance, and improving the effectiveness of your work practices) their respective importance, and the science behind it;
- Providing valuable information on recognising signs of mental illness, how and where to seek support; and
- Most importantly, what habits and routines can be adopted by members in their lives to increase overall well-being and navigate the various hurdles in respect of the same and the science behind it.
The work and goals of the well - being chapter will be to:-
- Continuously generate data and statistics which ascertain where members of the Community currently are in terms of their level of health and well-being and refine the programme on an ongoing basis to remain relevant, and address emerging trends and challenges.
- Create awareness of the idea and importance of well-being.
- Teach members strategies for bringing about and increasing their well-being.
- Provide a general reference/information on how and where to seek practical support (for poor mental health and for increasing well-being).
- Sharing of various approaches for taking “control” of how to manage stressful situations in the workplace.
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