RLC marks World Mental Health Day on 10 October

October 10, 2022

Chambers will be marking World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October- a day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues around the world.

This will provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to discuss mental health issues and ways in which to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

This year, Chambers Well-Being Committee will be launching a new pilot Supervision Scheme which will pair members up with experts in mental health to discuss any issues they might be experiencing due to work.

Valerie Charbit, Director of WellBeing at RLC said:

“The pilot Supervision Scheme is not counselling but will provide a forum for barristers to seek support via formal supervision with a mental health expert. With all the recent challenges of working at the Bar we are aware that mental health can take its toll. We are keen to ensure that we are providing ways in which all our members and staff can protect their well- being”

A series of activities are also planned including a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ on 12 November to provide the opportunity for members and staff to spend some non- work time together.

Chambers Well Being highlights also include its monthly Book Club with recent reads including “The Secret Life of Cows” by Rosamund Young, “Light Perpetual” by Francis Spufford and “Codename: Madeleine” written by RLC member, Barnaby Jameson KC.

For more information on Mental Health Day please see: [World Mental Health Day]