Mind Matters Mental Health Research Symposium 2023

Join us on Tuesday 10 October at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, as we bring together researchers, veterinary professionals, and mental health experts from across the world to share their work with members of the professions.

About the day

The morning will commence with our keynote speech, Evidence-based care for people who have self-harmed: risk prediction, psychosocial assessments, and aftercare which will be led by Dr Leah Quinlivan, a Research Fellow and Chartered Psychologist at the University of Manchester.

The rest of the morning will feature presentations from our previous Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant recipients on topics including:

  • farm vet wellbeing;
  • moral injury;
  • and autism in veterinary professionals.

After lunch, there will be presentations from international researchers from across the veterinary mental health research field. Topics include:

  • impact of companion animal euthanasia;
  • moral stress in charity vet hospitals;
  • workplace stressors;
  • mental health in veterinary nurses;
  • and post covid wellbeing.

The day will draw to a close with a talk from us – the Mind Matters Initiative.

Get involved

Event tickets are now on sale and available to purchase via our dedicated Eventbrite page.

  • The early bird discounted ticket cost is £45 – these tickets will be available to purchase until 11 September
  • After 12 September the general admission tickets will cost £60
  • We are offering a limited number of free tickets.

If you would like to attend but are unable to pay for a ticket, for example students, people with lived experience of mental health problems, and people who are unwaged, who would not otherwise be able to attend, please contact the MMI team on info@vetmindmatters.org with the details of your circumstances.

Click to button below to find out more and book your place!