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Wellbeing at the Bar blog: Grant Warnsby

As I turn on the PC, the memory of lazy Italian lunches by the Mediterranean quickly fade away. It is not just because it is 6:30am on a cold UK morning, but the sight of the blue-bracketed email counter next to the word “Inbox” is steadily climbing. It clicks quickly past the 300-mark. I take […]

Wellbeing at the Bar blog: Nina Caplin

As Louise McCulloch says in her update, Middle Temple – my own inn – has been fantastic at embracing the wellbeing initiative. In February I attended a ‘Survive and Thrive’ event, How to communicate effectively and sell yourself … without saying a word, chaired by Lord Judge. Richard Hytner (former Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & […]

Wellbeing at Middle Temple

Middle Temple has pushed Wellbeing at the Bar firmly to the top of the agenda. Coupled with the “Survive and Thrive” programme there have been lectures on: Managing Stress chaired by Anna Ford with James Pereira QC being one of the speakers Effective communication and Mindfulness chaired by the Lord Judge. The Inn’s Hall Committee […]

Inner Temple awarded Bronze by Mind

The Inner Temple has been awarded Bronze in mental health charity Mind’s inaugural Workplace Wellbeing Index, in respect to achievements made in creating change in the workplace. Congratulations to all involved!

Raising wellbeing

Benchmark your budding best practice: putting mental health firmly on the chambers agenda is the right thing to do and benefits the bottom line. Fiona Fitzgerald offers a practical view from a chambers CEO: Bar is no longer behind the curve. Change is in the air. The Bar’s Wellbeing Portal, launched last year, aims to counteract […]

Wellbeing at the Bar – Lessons Learned and Next Steps

The Bar Council initiated our wellbeing work fully aware that we were going to be in it for the long haul. We recognised we had a mountain to climb in challenging the stigma too often associated with mental health, particularly at the Bar. That said, we’ve been surprised at how receptive barristers (and their clerks) […]

Lo♥︎ing legal life: how senior lawyers can help reduce stress in colleagues

This week, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayho and barrister James Pereira QC discuss how to read the signs of potential stress in ourselves and others. When we genuinely value something, we look after it. Most people find looking after high value items fairly straightforward. Take a car. Most people drive with reasonable care to avoid damaging […]

Keeping in good working order

Nick Hill, Chairman of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) explains how the clerking community are working with the Bar to help drive the wellbeing initiative At the Bar Conference in October the Wellbeing at the Bar website was launched, providing information, advice and support for those working at or with the Bar. This was so much […]