Be aware of the potential for mental ill health in themselves and others caused by COVID-19 and avenues of support, including the Assistance Programme (‘AP’) which provides a confidential telephone support and counselling service, as well as a wide
range of wellbeing fact sheets, videos, self-help programmes, interactive tools and educational resources.
There are other wellbeing resources available here.
If you are required to self-isolate, please do look after your physical and mental wellbeing. Self-isolation or remote working can feel lonely, so keep in touch with people virtually. The NHS provides different ways to look after yourself during this time. The charity Mind has some good advice.
Did you know?
The Employee Assistance Programme is a true confidential and compassionate 24/7 service helping more than 9.5 million people overcome physical, mental, social and financial challenges.
The Bar Council has introduced a Certificate of Recognition as a means of acknowledging the huge efforts made across the profession to support the wellbeing of barristers, clerks and chambers’ staff.
If your organisation can demonstrate a commitment to wellbeing through a policy, programme or initiative, and would like to apply for a Certificate of Recognition, you can find further information here.
Welcome to our wellbeing update from the Bar Council’s Wellbeing at the Bar team. Each month we will share links to online wellbeing resources, and provide information on significant dates coming up and details of events you might be interested in.
If you would like know more, please email JKullar@BarCouncil.org.uk