Wellbeing and Resilience – a practical skills approach to managing your wellbeing and resilience with Dr Bill Mitchell. 

More details to be announced

Registration location: Bingham room
Registration: 5.45pm
Qualifying Session

About the session

We are pleased to invite you to a session with expert Dr Bill Mitchell a hugely experienced clinical psychologist who has worked with our Bar colleagues helping them to find a way to maintain psychological wellbeing and resilience.  Bill knows well the pressures we are all under, the challenges we face, the commitment we have to our work and the hopes we all have about what we can achieve.  But in addition to these normal pressures, right now we are also grappling with disrupted routines, dislocated from colleagues, friends and family, we are living with unprecedented levels of uncertainty which can make us feel more anxious or disturb our mood and psychological wellbeing.  Bill will guide us through a practical approach to create and reinforce a balancing system to manage those pressures and disruptions. 

The session will cover what Bill believes are the core building blocks of psychological resilience:

  • Maintaining a strong physiological base for good mental health.

  • Seeing what we can take control of and how we can compensate for the difficult circumstances we are in rather than feeling helpless.

  • Developing a mind-set and mental habits to maintain stable mood and manage feelings of anxiety.

The session emphasises the importance of how we structure the day for balance, clarity of priorities and also a sense of purpose and meaning which are critical for mental health. Bill will help you create a system to protect time for good sleep, time for your relationships and importantly time for you, time which can prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by too many demands.

View the animated film which he narrates on the wellbeing at the bar website


Open to all Student Members.

Book online via the Gray’s Inn Online System (GIOS).


  • Students and pupils (Gray’s Inn members only): £6

Qualifying Sessions 

Qualifying Session (QS): 1 QS
Theme: Preparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing
Learning outcomes:

  • Reflect on individual wellbeing in the context of the vocational component of Bar training and the transition to pupillage.
  • Identify strategies and interventions which contribute to individual wellbeing.
  • Describe the agencies and resources available to support students and pupil wellbeing.

This QS relates to the following elements of the Professional Statement for Barristers: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Preparation required: 

To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to join the event on time  and stay for the full duration of the event. Please enter your full name when joining the event so that we can record attendance and update the QS records accordingly. This can take up to two weeks.

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.

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