“I think the most difficult issue for all practitioners is to admit they are struggling. There is probably an in-built resistance to seeking help from a medical professional and even if you take that step the last thing you want to do is then share your problems with your colleagues and clerks. Crazy really, if you broke your leg you would have no problem seeking medical help and talking to your clerks about your enforced absence from work”
Barrister, 25+ years’ Call
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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’
2 in 3 barristers feel that showing signs of stress equals weakness