Personal support


LawCare  is a free and completely confidential advisory service to help lawyers, part-funded by the Bar Council. It aims to help them, their immediate families and their staff to deal with the health issues and related emotional difficulties that can result from a stressful career in the law.

LawCare offer the opportunity for you to discuss problems which are interfering with, or have the potential to interfere with, your work performance and/or your family life and to seek help in resolving these problems.

The LawCare service is available to all lawyers, their staff and immediate families.

LawCare operates through five helplines which are open:
9.00 - 19.30, Monday to Friday and 10.00 - 16.00, Saturday and Sunday.

Call LawCare on 0800 279 6888

LawCare is a registered charity.

Assistance programme

The Bar Council, in partnership with Health Assured, offer an Assistance Programme (AP) to the entire self-employed Bar, generously funded by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF).

Health Assured will provide the confidential telephone support and counselling service, and will also access to a wide range of wellbeing fact sheets, videos, self-help programmes, interactive tools and educational resources. These will complement existing wellbeing resources and can be found through the Wellbeing at the Bar online hub.