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Are you ok? Don't let the silence win

The veterinary industry can be tough to work in - it can be exhausting physically and emotionally.  This page has been set up to provide a list of resources to let you know that you're not alone - even if it sometimes feels that way.  You can always contact me judyg@vetanswers.com.au or check out any of the links below.

There are also some useful links and resources if you are worried about a friend, family member or colleague.

If you need to talk to someone right now...

If you're an AVA member , log in, click here and then visit the Contact section 

If you're not an AVA member, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

If you'd like to look at some resources....

The 12 Phases of Burnout - dvm360 meeting tool and handout

"Burnout is a serious problem in the veterinary profession, one that can have dire consequences. Take a few minutes at your next team meeting to familiarize yourself and your team with the 12 phases of burnout."

Click here to visit the dvm360 website and download a pdf version of the handout

When in doubt, reach out - dvm360 resource

Click here to visit the dvm360 website to download their self-care assessment tool to share with your veterinary team

Are you Ok? - VNCA Website

Some excellent advice on what to do if you suspect a fellow veterinary nurse isn't coping

 

VetHealth AVA website 

Resources offers some facts about some of the threats to the health and wellbeing of veterinarians, such as stress, addictions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and suicide

 

Nadine Hamilton, Psychologist, Well-being Coach for Veterinarians

Nadine works with compassionate Veterinarians who love what they do, and help them to avoid burnout so they can keep their head in the game and continue building a thriving practice, with a life they love

 

Compassion Fatigue and Stress, eBook by Rosie Overfield, CCG 

This free resource aims to give you an understanding of compassion fatigue and stress within your specific work environment and includes self-reflection exercises and practical suggestions.

Click here to download this FREE eBook in PDF Format   or   ePub Format

 

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Other free resources....

 
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