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Advancing the mental health and wellbeing agenda: a guide for senior leaders in the intellectual property profession


Working in the patent and trade marking industry can be highly pressured. You may have clients all over the world, and you have no room for errors. The work can be stimulating and rewarding, but it can also be extremely stressful if not carefully managed. This might increase your risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxietyAnxietyAnxiety is familiar to everyone; it is usually a normal, useful and effective response in times of heightened stress, and something which can be understood and resolved. However, some people experience intense and prolonged periods of anxiety, which if left...Find out more, depressionDepressionDepression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life. In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder...Find out more, or burn-out.

This guide, created by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and Jonathan’s Voice, offers advice for line managers in this industry on mental health topics. It includes information on coping with your own mental wellbeing, creating a supportive culture for your teams, and recognising when someone in your team might need help. It’s ideal for anyone who has at least one report in the patent and trade marking field.

It also includes links to other organisations which are specialists at supporting those in the legal sector, as well as more general mental health support.

To view the guide online or download a copy, visit the website and click to view the PDF. You can also get in touch with them directly to order a printed copy.

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