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

 Tackling Anxiety Workshop – in collaboration with VN Futures

Working in the veterinary profession is challenging and evidence shows that veterinary professionals are at a higher risk of suffering from common mental health problems such as anxiety than the general population.

It is important to be able to develop an understanding about what anxiety is, and how and why it manifests in the way it does in order to be able to develop effective personal coping strategies.

Our three-hour workshop provides an evidence-based approach to dealing with anxiety.

Self-compassion Workshop – in collaboration with VN Futures

Veterinary is a rewarding career but can also be hugely stressful. Stress is a normal part of life and, when channelled correctly, can be helpful. However, dealing with unhealthy levels of stress over a prolonged period of time can lead to burnout.

Our three-hour evidence based self-compassion workshop will help delegates to gain a greater understanding of what self-compassion is, its benefits, and how to incorporate it into daily life.