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News & Comments

Confidence, self-belief and well-being


Veterinary Times of 26 February 2018 reports: ' A crisis of confidence is having a negative impact on the self belief and well-being of veterinary teams, research has found. The veterinary wellbeing Benchmark Report 2018 found veterinary teams suffer from an acute lack of belief compared to those in other sectors including banking, the NHS, civil service and police'.

To read the full report, please click here

Veterinary helpline reports 500% rise in service contact


Veterinary Times of 5 February 2018 reports "a record number of vet professionals contacted the confidential Vetlife Helpline in 2017, figures have revealed. Volunteers responded to 1,737 contacts (681 telephone calls and 1,056 emails) last year, and the statistics mean, over the past five years, contact with the 24/7 crisis service has risen by 500 percent."

To read the full report, please click here.

Guide to Enhancing Wellbeing and Managing Work Stress in the Veterinary Workplace’

 mind matters

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has developed a guide on wellbeing in the veterinary workplace in association with Dr Elinor O’Connor of University of Manchester.

The guide is designed for anyone with an interest in the wellbeing of the veterinary team, it provides practical advice to veterinary workplaces on managing stress and promoting wellbeing.

To read the the Guide, please click here.

Other News

Behaviour in
veterinary practice

Reconsider traditional norms of working hours

What will be the post-Brexit impact on the profession?

Confusing tone on health and well-being in Vet Futures report

Mind Matters: new mental health initiative

Vet Futures Initiative
Who represents the grassroots veterinary professionals?



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