If you have a friend who would benefit……..

Help is out there from Law Care and others for problems with stress, anxiety, alcohol issues and addiction. The case histories include senior lawyers from some of the top firms.



How do you relax?

Stress helps us perform better – up to a point. Too much unremitting stress can kill, or destroy minds.

Finding ways to relax in order to manage stress levels is an important element of wellbeing, but also of performance. Please share in the comments your favourite method of relaxing, and consider whether methods used by others might help you.

Germany’s Apprenticeship System Struggling?

One of the strengths of the German Wirtschaftswunder is the vocational training system. I keep attending events where the UK’s skills crisis is discussed – a crisis that has been continuing for at least a decade. One of the points that keeps coming up (in the West Midlands at least) is that we have too many graduates and too few apprentices.

This article from Reuters suggests that all is not now well with the German system, with a shortage of candidates. Guess what? More young people are being encouraged to go to university.

Ever get the feeling that there is no perfect system?