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Mental & Physical Health throughout COVID-19

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Lifeline

Call - 13 11 14 (24 hours a day)

Crisis Support Chat (6pm- midnight/7 days) - click here

Lifeline text (6pm - midnight/7 days) - 0477 13 11 14 

Beyond Blue

Call - 1800 512 348

Chat online (3pm - midnight/7 days) - click here

Suicide Callback Service Australia

Call - 1300 659 467

Lifeline 

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

They have set up a special section on their website: Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Click here to access Lifeline: Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Positive Psych Solutions

Positive Psych Solutions is a boutique psychology practice specialising in veterinary wellbeing led by specialist, pioneer, and leading global authority on veterinary wellbeing, Psychologist Dr Nadine Hamilton. 

Services:

Limited Telehealth Bulk Billing Counselling Sessions Available for Veterinary Workers

Conditions apply for these sessions but if you're struggling, then reach out to Dr Hamilton via the contact form on her website to discuss suitability. Click here to contact Dr Hamilton

Employee Wellness Programs

Their EWP sessions provide short-term counselling or coaching with a focus on helping to assist employees with their personal and/or work-related difficulties or challenges.

The Coping & Wellbeing Program for Veterinary Professionals (Now online)

A 10 week course that will provide veterinary professionals with the tools needed to confidently handle stress and overwhelm, and increase levels of wellbeing. Due to the current issues and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program (with bonus topics) is now available online and faclitated by Dr Hamilton. 

eBooks

Adapted from Dr Hamilton's revolutionary intervention program The Coping & Wellbeing Program for Veterinary Professionals these eBooks are designed to be self-paced, so you can work through them at your leisure. Topics include: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome; 10 Easy Ways to Manage Stress; 10 Straightforward Ways to Build Your Resilience  

Visit the Positive Psych Solutions Facebook Page here

Visit the Positive Psych Solutions website here

Positive Psych Solutions is a Free Business Member

Love Your Pet Love Your Vet

Love Your Pet Love Your Vet is a registered charity leading the way in increasing wellbeing in the veterinary industry, raising awareness and building community support to highlight and address the disproportionately high rate of suicide within this profession, and providing psychological and educational support to these professionals.

Resources:

1. Free suicide prevention training for veterinary professionals - ASK

LYPLYV have collaborated with Banfield Pet Hospitals to share their ASK (Asess - Support - Know) suicide prevention training program for veterinary professionals free of charge.

2. Free access to VetFolio's Wellbeing Resource Centre - NAVC

VetFolio offers access to hundreds of hours of CE courses and is a one-stop resource for online continuing education. They provide comprehensive continuing education within the industry and are a platform for both personal and professional advancement.  There are both free and subscription options available.

Visit the Love Your Pet Love Your Vet Facebook Page here

Click here to visit the Love Your Pet Love Your Vet website

LYPLYV is one of our valued Charity Business Members

A Guide to Enhancing Wellbeing & Managing Work Stress in th Veterinary Workplace (pdf - mindmatters)

MindMattters have developed a guide on wellbeing in the veterinary workplace in association with Dr Elinor O’Connor, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Designed for anyone with an interest in the wellbeing of the veterinary team, it provides practical advice to veterinary workplaces on managing stress and promoting wellbeing.

Click here to download the pdf guide

About the MindMatters 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.

Click here to visit the Mind Matters website

AccessEAP 

AccessEAP is an Australian owned and not-for-profit organisation with over 30 years in the Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) industry. They publish a free monthly newsletter with helpful resources.

Click here to access previous newsletters

iMatter Website: Your Guide to a happy Life as a Veterinarian (Canada)

I Matter is brought to you by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association: "I Matter is about building up yourself and your team members. It’s about recognizing that focusing on your own mental wellness will help you offer more value and better care. More importantly, these strategies can be used by everyone, regardless of whether or not they are currently struggling with mental wellness."

The I Matter website contains lots of resources including: 5 Part Understanding Mental Health & Wellness; Wellness Strategies (for you, for your team, for business management); and resources including podcasts and inforsheets.

Click here to visit the I Matter website

MightyVet (USA)

MightyVet is an online community intended to tackle the issues that we face in the veterinary profession.

They provide a mentorship program where you can connect with a Mighty Mentor (located all over the world) as well as free on-demand CE on a wide range of topics including: Business, Communication, Suicide and Ethics/Wellbeing,

 Click here to visit the MightVet website 

Vets: Stay, Go Diversify (UK)

Vets: Stay, Go Diversify (VSGD) is an international community of veterinary professionals who support each other in pursuing fulfilling careers. 

Their mission is to help you connect with like-minded people and provide support on your journey to a successful career. Come and be inspired with the world of opportunities that are open to you within the clinic, in new ventures, or beyond the profession.

They have a Private Facebook Group: Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify and the Australian Facbook Group: Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify - Down Under!

Click here to visit their website

VetYogi.com

Chloe is a locum vet based in the UK who has worked extensively not only in the UK, but in Australia and New Zealand as well. Having practiced yoga on and off for many years she found it had become an integral part of life, helped her to manage work-related stress and feel more positive about clinical life. So she qualified as a yoga teacher in 2017 and now shares realistic and evidence-based ways to help those in the veterinary industry better care for themselves.

Visit the VetYogi You Tube Channel for a range of free yoga videos ranging from Cat-inspired Core Flow (54 min); Yoga for Calm and Community (49 mins); and a range of 5 minute videos including Yoga 5 mins to Calm; Yoga for the Feet and Ankle; Yoga for Lower Back Tension and Yoga for Neck Relief

You can also follow VetYogi on:

Facebook  |  Instagram  Twitter  |  Instagram  | LinkedIn

And her Private Facebook Group: VetYogis

Try out one of VetYogi's 5 minute yoga practices:

Yoga 5 mins to Calm #stethescopedownyogaup

Click here to visit the VetYogi website

Vetfit (UK)

Get Vetfit to Practice. Mental and Physical Wellbeing for the Veterinary Profession.

Vetfit are a research driven service for all the veterinary community, delivering a realistic, tailored activity programme designed specifically to reduce the impacts of stress by sport, exercise and social support. Designed, tested and provided by Vets for the vet community.

They have a YouTube Channel with a range of 10  minute workouts you can do at home.

Click here to visit the Vetfit website

 
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