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Wellbeing news and events

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

Please get in touch if you would like to submit an article to be published or information about an event.

Upcoming Events

April 2019:

Introduction to Mindfulness for Lawyers, The Law Society (18:30 – 19:30, 2 April 2019) Introduction to Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, 9 Bedford Row (18:30 – 19:30, 29 April 2019)

May 2019:

Smashing Stigma & Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace to Help the Bar, The Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn (18:00 – 19:30, 2 May 2019 – joint event by Lincoln’s Inn Social and Wellbeing Group, Criminal Bar Association and South Eastern Circuit) Introduction to Mindfulness for Barristers, Education Training Room, Gray’s Inn (18:15 – 19:15, on 2, 9, 15 and 23 May 2019). For more information and to reserve a place, email
Wellness for Law Mental Health Training for the Bar, Bar Council Offices (17:30 – 20:00, 13 May 2019)

June 2019:

Wellness for Law Mental Health Training for the Bar, Bar Council Offices (17:30 – 20:00, 10 June 2019) Young Barristers’ Annual workshop (13:30 – 18:30, 15 June 2019)
Survive & Thrive: Gift of the Gab, Middle Temple Hall (17:30, 19 June 2019) Wellness for Law Forum 2019, Inner Temple (09:00 – 17:30, 21 June 2019)

November 2019:

Survive & Thrive – Judge: Friend or Foe, Middle Temple Hall (17:30, 13 November 2019)


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.

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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.

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