About our Wellbeing at the Bar programme

The Bar Council's Wellbeing at the Bar programme is a partnership with the Inns of Court, the Circuits, the Specialist Bar Associations and the Institute of Barristers' Clerks.

The programme 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 who are supporting barristers in difficulty or crisis
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Watch: Wellbeing at the Bar

Wellbeing is important for everyone at the Bar. In this video, leaders from across the Bar explore some of the issues and challenges the profession faces, as well as potential solutions and ways to get help if you need it.

View the support services and resources available to barristers on our Wellbeing at the Bar online hub:


Further resources and reading

New data on wellbeing at the Bar

Today the Bar Council has published the Wellbeing at the Bar Report 2024. The data shows some improvements in wellbeing at the Bar.

Working Lives 2021 wellbeing analysis

A report on the condition of barristers' wellbeing in 2021

Wellbeing at the Bar report 2015

A 2015 study exploring levels of wellbeing across the Bar

Personal support

Personal support through LawCare and our assistance programme