The IBC & Wellness for Law UK CPD Seminar

“Understanding and managing anxiety and depression” with Sarah Wisendanger MHGI, MDCH

This seminar has been developed specifically for Practitioners, (particularly those with a management responsibility in Chambers) Clerks, and Practice Managers to gain an insight, understanding, coping and management strategies to support their own and others dealing with the issues within their professional workplace.

Wellness for Law is a new Network of professionals, launched by Rachel Spearing (Chair & Co-Founder of Wellbeing at the Bar) as a ‘not for profit’ organisation’ to support those within the profession with services to improve their health & wellbeing. Sarah Wisendanger is a psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner who works with the Royal Surrey County Hospital and with military veterans. She specializes in PTSD resolution and has extensive clinical practical experience. She joins the network having been connected to the Bar for 30 years.

Aims & Objectives: The Bar has been identified as a profession with high functioning individuals who may be at risk of developing anxiety and depression. Those working within the profession may also be predisposed to these factors due to the environment in which they work. The aim of the session is to introduce participants to the clinical, physical and practical reality of anxiety and depression so that they may have awareness, understanding and skills to relate and respond accordingly.

CPD Learning Outcomes are:
1. Develop an insight into what is anxiety & depression, and why people are affected.
2. Understand the impact to oneself & others when experiencing the symptoms.
3. Have an ability to manage your own and others practices when they may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety & depression to maintain your health, wellbeing and professional obligations.

The seminar is open to all, free for IBC members, but we ask everyone to consider a donation of £10 to support the development of the Network.

With thanks to the sponsorship of Matrix Chambers.

To register for the event please contact detailing which session you would like to attend.

For further information regarding the Wellness Network see or contact via

Lunchtime Seminar:
Date: 5th September 2017
Time:  12:45-1:45pm
Venue: Matrix Chambers, Griffin Building, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5LN

Evening Seminar:
Date: 5th September 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Venue: Wellness for Law, 3rd Floor, 218 The Strand, WC2R 1AT

Accredited with 1 hour CPD – practice management.