Supporting others; supporting yourself

Helen Sanderson, former VPMA President and MMI Taskforce member. Helen is the Business Development Manager for Vets4Pets, supporting 20 practices. She tells us what she learned at the recent Mental Health for Managers course Each of us either knows someone, or is supporting someone in our work environment, who is struggling with a mental health […]

MMI and VPMA join forces to launch new mental health for managers courses

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) and the Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) have launched a series of courses designed to help those in management roles in a veterinary practice or other veterinary workplace support colleagues with mental health issues. These day-long courses, each running from 9.30-5:00pm, will cover: basic […]

David Bartram’s speech – House of Commons &me launch 31 January 2017

DB:   ‘No’, ‘Never’, ‘What, you?’, ‘We had no idea?’, ‘Why didn’t you say something?’ Just a few of the responses I received from friends, family and work colleagues when I explained to them why they hadn’t seen or heard from me for a while. I’d been in hospital following a suicide attempt. That admission to […]