6-8 September – WellVet Weekend

For the second year, Mind Matters will be attending the WellVet Weekend which is being held at Girton College. Mind Matters Initiative Manager Lisa will take part in a debate entitled ‘My wellbeing – but who is responsible’ as well as sharing news about this year’s Vet Wellbeing Award. WellVet Weekend promises to be a weekend full of fun, sport and wellbeing and a chance for veterinary professionals to ‘re-charge, re-energise and have fun!’

For more information about WellVet Weekend, and to book tickets, visit the WellVet website.

24 September – MMI Research Symposium, London

We will be holding the 2nd MMI Research Symposium, ‘Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health’ on Tuesday 24 September 2019, at Church House, London.

The symposium will feature plenary speakers from mental health research, including:

Sustaining resilience at work – what does the evidence tell us works?: Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Consultant Academic Psychiatrist at King’s College London, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ (RCP) Special Interest Group in Occupational Psychiatry.

The impact of veterinarian suicide on colleagues: Dr Alexandra Pitman, Associate Professor in Psychiatry in the UCL Division of Psychiatry and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

The Mind Matters Initiative – what we’ve achieved so far: Professor Stuart Reid, Principal, Royal Veterinary College, Chair of the Mind Matters Initiative.

Tickets for the symposium cost £45 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

A small number of travel bursaries are available for students, people with lived experience of mental health problems, and people who are unwaged, who would not otherwise be able to attend. For further details, please contact Lisa Quigley, Mind Matters Initiative Manager, on