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ARDL runs events throughout the year in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
The main events are seminars, Junior ARDL events, the AGM, the ARDL Dinner and the ARDL Annual Conference.
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ARDL Webinar – Wellbeing Event: ‘Resilience and Preventing Burnout’ with Dr Bill Mitchell

Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Webinar via Zoom

Speaker: Dr Bill Mitchell

Chair: Rachel Birks, Partner Ward Hadaway

Date: Tuesday 27 April 2021

Seminar Start Time: 18:00

This seminar, will take place remotely on an appropriate platform. Those signing up will be provided with a link in advance of the seminar. Please note that the seminar is open to members only and you are asked to confirm that you are a member before joining the event.

The ARDL membership page is https://www.ardl.org.uk/sign-up/


You are invited to the first of ARDL’s events focusing on wellbeing.

Your wellbeing results from your resilience, and your resilience is a result of the choices you make every day.  This session introduces resilience as a set of skills making up a ‘balancing system’ to keep us:

  • around the optimal zone in the energy and effectiveness curve;
  • focused on personal resilience: maintaining the physiology of energy;
  • creating some balance inside the existing areas of flexibility;
  • working effectively so as not to get overwhelmed;
  • identifying levers of control for focused working and maintaining positive challenge based mind-sets about work.

Participants will develop a better understanding of the areas of resilience that contribute to balance by recognising some personal red flags indicating we have drifted out of the optimal zone heading toward stress and reduced effectiveness in ourselves.


Dr Bill Mitchell – Dr Bill Mitchell is a consultant clinical psychologist.  He has built a practice which focuses on building resilience in individuals who have become derailed by any number of life events.  This structured approach helps individuals develop a personal formula to create a sustainable balance to life regardless of the pressures.  Bill has taught on programmes at both the Judge Business School and the London Business School.  He has lectured at Kings College London and more widely in research communities including Wellcome Trust and the Sanger Institute.


Rachel Birks – Rachel Birks is a Partner and heads Ward Hadaway’s regulatory team in Manchester.  She is a Legally Qualified Chair at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and sits as a Legal Adviser to panels of Social Work England.  She is Vice-Chair of ARDL and Chair of ARDL’s seminar sub-committee.