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Quick thinking and intellectual capacity is a vital strength in the legal profession and can be significantly damaged by alcohol dependence.
“Bullying may be characterised as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient”
Dealing with Bereavement
Grief is a normal part of life, but when it hits, it affects all individuals differently.
Drug addiction and dependency
Addiction refers to the long-term compulsive use of a drug. Dependence refers to the body’s natural way of normalising levels of a drug and the consequent requirement of higher doses in order to give a ‘high’.
There are three main types of eating problem; Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and Binge eating.
“I can’t cope with how much work I have to do now”
Gambling takes many forms, from the seemingly innocuous lottery and scratch cards many of us use weekly to online bingo and sports betting on the high street.
Lack of sleep
Sleep appears to have some key physiological and psychological purposes. Primarily, sleep allows our bodies and minds recovery time.
Made a mistake
When you have made a mistake but are not sure what to do to fix it.
“I can’t cope with the divorce/bereavement/family upset and it is affecting my day job”
“Self-harm is often understood to be a physical response to an emotional pain of some kind, and can be very addictive”
When you are overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities as a clerk or member of chambers’ staff, and feel out of control of the situation.
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’
1 in 3 barristers find it difficult to control or stop worrying