This case study may be useful if you are looking for examples of developing a survey to understand how to improve wellbeing in chambers, implementing a mentoring scheme and/or promoting wellbeing initiatives.
Staple Inn Chambers (SIC) recognises that the wellbeing of individual members and staff is inextricably linked to the success of chambers. SIC understand that wellbeing issues which are left un-addressed can affect the environment and morale within chambers. This can ultimately result in the loss of members/staff.
SIC takes wellbeing issues seriously and by applying for a Certificate of Recognition, they want to demonstrate this to their members and staff. SIC aims to promote an environment within chambers where wellbeing issues can be discussed and tackled without judgment.
SIC then sought to address the issues raised in this survey as set out below:
“SIC sensibly surveyed members and staff before developing their strategy and programme. We’re encouraged by their appointment of a wellbeing officer and support for a buddy/mentoring scheme.”
Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group
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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