We are pleased to announce a new series of webinars to be hosted by The Webinar Vet, focusing on how to increase wellbeing. The first webinar takes place on Thursday 13 December at 1pm and will focus on the link between psychological wellbeing and regular outdoor exercise. The webinar will be hosted by Oli Glackin, […]
Together with the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS), we will be running an online wellbeing symposium, the very first of its kind, which is specifically designed for veterinary students. This symposium, titled ‘VetKind’, will be held on 24 November from 9am – 3pm and will be led by Jenny Moffett (pictured), Managing Director of Skilllstree, an […]
We have announced our Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grants, named for an elected RCVS Council member who tragically passed away last year. One £20,000 grant will be awarded each year for five years starting in 2019 (making a total of £100,000 by 2023) to fund research that focuses on mental health and wellbeing within […]
Schwartz Rounds provide a safe, reflective forum for clinical and non-clinical staff to come together and discuss the emotional aspects of their job. Following the success of Schwartz Rounds in the NHS, the Mind Matters Initiative is currently developing a pilot to explore their effectiveness in a veterinary context. Here, Amy Martin (pictured) writes about […]
THE MIND MATTERS INITIATIVE
The Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of those in the veterinary team, including students, veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons and practice managers. MMI was launched in 2015 and is funded and run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the UK.