The Victorian Bar is committed to ensuring that all members have the support they need to thrive in their working environment. Mental health is an integral part of our wellbeing and overall health. Too often, mental health issues are sidelined or stigmatised. Our aim is for our members and those who support them to be informed and empowered to speak about and gain help for mental health issues.
This portal provides
Information to support your psychological wellbeing
Tools to overcome specific work-related issues that affect barristers in their practice
Guidance about how to help others who are in need
Paths you can take if you encounter sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination
Additional resources to promote your physical and psychological health and wellbeing
Are you looking for mental health support?
We have created a series of tip sheets and information as a starting point to support you, a colleague or family member.
Additional counselling support
If you are looking for additional counselling support, the Australian Psychological Society provides a list of psychologists local to you here.
These services are private and not funded by the Victorian Bar.
We would like your feedback!
This is a new portal and we would like to make sure that it is responding to the needs of Victorian Bar members. We encourage your questions, comments and feedback about the information provided here. Please email email@example.com.
Dr Michelle Sharpe
Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Committee
Self-care is how you take your power back.