It might be worth asking yourself the following questions;
If you can answer positively to two or more of these then it may be time to acknowledge and address your drinking or drug habits.
Always remember that the underlying problem needs to be addressed or it will not go away. In the meantime, if you are really struggling to control how much you are drinking, or are concerned about other drug use, here are some tips:
Always remember that the underlying problem needs to be addressed. However, if in the meantime you are really struggling to control how much you are drinking, or are concerned about other drug use, here are some tips to help you slowly reduce your drinking and/or substance use in social settings:
Listen to this podcast on addiction [link to SW addiction podcast]
Always start with your GP if you are worried.
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