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Our vision

We aim to tackle the stigma associated with mental health and encourage members of the profession, and those who support them to better understand and feel empowered to make healthy choices. Here is what our leaders have to say.

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Wellbeing at the Bar aims to:

  • Provide barristers and chambers’ personnel with the information and skills they need in order to stay well
  • Support members of the profession through difficulties that affect a barrister’s professional life
  • Provide assistance to those responsible for or who are supporting those in difficulty or crisis

Rachel Spearing, co-founder of the Wellbeing at the Bar programme explains what we hope to achieve.

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Media pack

We want to encourage all members of the Bar to promote wellbeing as part of our strategy to tackle the stigma associated with mental health. This pack contains resources including Wellbeing at the Bar banners and the logo that can be downloaded for use on your website, at events or in literature that you produce.

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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 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