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Wellbeing news and events

Here you can find current news and events related to wellbeing in the profession.

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Wellbeing at the Bar

Certificate of Recognition


The Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group of the Bar Council has introduced the Certificate of Recognition as a means of rewarding wellbeing efforts in the profession. If your organisation can demonstrate a commitment to wellbeing and would like to apply for a Certificate of Recognition, please download an application form. Further information regarding the rules for entry can be found here.

Wellbeing at the Bar

Upcoming Events


Gray’s Inn – GIBC Junior Bar Evening ‘Stress Test Your Practice: Wellbeing and Coping with Pressure at the Bar‘ (26 September 2017, 18:15 – 21:15)

Middle Temple – Survive and Thrive Programme: The simple pursuit of happiness (7 November 2017, 17:30)

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It is the Wellbeing at the Bar (WATB) Programme’s Policy that we are willing to advertise Stakeholders’ Wellbeing events, but not to advertise the goods, services or events of third parties.

The Bar Council, individual stakeholders in the WATB Programme, and the WATB Working Group membership, welcome comments and ideas from those wishing to work with us to improve Wellbeing at the Bar.

2 in 3 barristers feel that showing signs of stress equals weakness