The Wellbeing Portal www.wellbeingatthebar.org.uk is a website designed to provide support and best practice to barristers, clerks, chambers on wellbeing.
The Portal has been created as part of the Wellbeing at the Bar Programme, chaired by Rachel Spearing, Master of the Bench of Inner Temple and barrister at Pump Court Chambers.
The programme aims to:
- Improve barristers' wellbeing and resilience;
- Improve chambers' management practices and understanding of Wellbeing and mental health; and
- Improve support available to those in crisis.
Research into Wellbeing, undertaken in October 2014, looked at barristers' health and wellbeing and identified risk factors which may impact barristers' performance. This research was ground breaking and was the first time that a whole profession had been surveyed in relation to wellbeing in any country. Barristers responded in record numbers with nearly 2,500 barristers completing the survey.
Survey results were analysed by an independent third party, Positive Group, and the resulting Wellbeing at the Bar report is available to view below.