“I now accept that as a human being first and foremost, one makes mistakes, however as long as we learn from them then that’s ok. It’s a much more forgiving and a humane perspective on not just work, but life in general”.
Barrister, 5+ years’ Call
Contact Bar Council’s Ethical Enquiries Service
Tel: 020 7611 1307 (Monday – Friday 09:15 – 17:15)
Pupillage Helpline: 020 7611 1323
The information and resource packs above are designed to help you during a very specific period in your training to become a barrister. If you want to provide feedback on these resources, or to get involved in promoting wellbeing amongst those in a similar position to yourself please get in touch.
Training to become a barrister is pressured and demanding. Intensive competition for limited pupillages (and when in pupillage for tenancy or employment) can make collegiate relationships difficult. This website aims to provide you with the knowledge to manage those stressors, make emotionally informed, wise decisions and hopefully 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