The Mind Matters Initiative recognises how important it is to provide veterinary professionals with the tools they need to look after their mental health.

In addition to taking part at conferences and congresses and giving talks at a variety of veterinary organisations, our training sessions form a vital part of our ‘protect’ workstream.

This year, we are delighted to be expanding our training programme and are working with a range of training providers to ensure we continue to deliver relevant sessions of the highest standard. More information about our various training sessions can be found below.

If you would like a Mind Matters speaker at one of your events, please contact us on or 020 7050 1248.

Upcoming training

Sustaining Your Emotional Health Workshops

Sustaining emotional health is vital. It allows us to cope more effectively with the highs and lows of professional and personal life and helps prevent the development of common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. The Mind Matters Initiative recognises just how challenging and emotionally taxing it can be to work in the veterinary professions and therefore how important it is to equip veterinary professionals with the skills they need to look after their emotional health.

This ‘Sustaining Your Emotional Health’ training session, run by Two Roads Charity, aims to aid in the development of emotional defences against common mental health issues.

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Civility Training  – in collaboration with VN Futures

A 2021 Mind Matters Initiative survey of student veterinary nurses, recently graduated veterinary nurses, and clinical coaches showed that 96% of respondents felt bullying was a serious problem in the professions. Incivility and bullying in the workplace impact us all, whether we are individually targeted or experience the repercussions of such behaviour as part of a wider workplace culture. This interactive training session will look at the importance of civility in practice, how to recognise incivility and understand its impacts, and identify the ways in which it can successfully be addressed.

The Mind Matters initiative are collaborating with VN Futures to bring civility training to all members of the veterinary team. This training will be delivered by VetLed.

Online – 9am – 1pm

In-person – 9am – 4pm