The Bar Council has introduced a Certificate of Recognition to recognise efforts made to promote wellbeing across the Bar. Everyone - including chambers, Specialist Bar Associations, Circuits, Inns and organisations that employ barristers - can apply. The Certificate acts as a beacon of good wellbeing practice at the Bar for those who receive it.
To receive a Certificate of Recognition, applicants must have a wellbeing policy or practice in place and be able to demonstrate their commitment to promoting wellbeing. The application should contain evidence of recent initiatives and programmes; these may include (but are not limited to) education and training, mentoring schemes and/or other supportive mechanisms. Applicants should be prepared to share their initiative on the WATB website to assist others seeking to develop ideas and good practice.
Applications should be submitted by email to SMercer@BarCouncil.org.uk . Certificates are awarded quarterly and the next deadline can be found on the Wellbeing at the Bar website.
Please see the guidance document for further information.
Download the application form.