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Protecting your mental health and wellbeing: a guide for patent and trade mark professionals


Working in the patent and trade mark profession 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 Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and Jonathan’s Voice, offers advice for anyone working in this industry on mental health topics. It includes information on coping with your mental wellbeing, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and recognising when you might need extra help.

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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The Charlie Waller aims to help people to understand and talk openly about depression.

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