Atkin Chambers aspires to be both a good employer and create a safe and supportive environment for work and practice.
Feedback in relation to the wellbeing initiatives has been positive, with many members and staff taking up the exercise classes available. This has been expanded via the virtual platform to include other forms of exercise including HIIT workouts and varying levels of yoga and Pilates.
There has been positive feedback from all in relation to the healthier snack options available and there has been an active effort following the seminar to change eating habits.
There is an increased recognition in Chambers regarding the importance of wellbeing and an increased readiness and acceptance of the need to discuss the related issues at all levels.
The new appointment of a wellbeing officer has created a clear and cohesive structure and focus on wellbeing.
This focus on wellbeing has continued even throughout the Covid pandemic where Chambers has:
‘Atkin has a plan – and their approach provides a fantastic example of ‘how to support wellbeing in Chambers’ – with a clearly thought through strategy, now being implemented. They deserve our recognition and our congratulations’.
Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group
The information and resource packs on this website are designed to help you and your colleagues to work as a community for better wellbeing and professional resilience. If you want to provide feedback on these resources, or to get involved in promoting wellbeing please get in touch.
It can be difficult to make a living from law and it can be pressurised and demanding. Competition and an adversarial approach to everything can make collegiate relationships difficult. This website aims to provide you with the knowledge to manage these stressors, make emotionally informed, wise professional decisions and thrive in your chosen profession.
A simple expression that sums up wellbeing is ‘travelling well’
Psychological wellbeing within the profession is rarely spoken about