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Supporting Our Wonderful Community

Here at The Webinar Vet, we're dedicated not only to help you get your CPD done with ease, but making sure that you're feeling stress-free and confident in your practice too! Being a veterinary professional can be tough mentally as well as physically, and we'll be here to support you no matter what.

VetLife - Supporting the Veterinary Community

VetLife is independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community including veterinary nurses and students. Their charity provides a 24/7 phone and email helpline; professional mental health support; financial assistance; information and resources.

Read blogs about mental health & wellness

Keeping Sane in Lockdown

The Positive Vet Nurse

As for many of us, the lockdown has been challenging, especially for those who are on furlough leave like myself and miss doing their job. It is a worrying time for everyone and at the beginning of lockdown, I felt extremely anxious and worried…

How to talk to people about your mental health

Amy Lyburn, RVN

I don’t know about any of you, but I find that I can talk to almost anyone I know about almost anything I have going on in my personal life. There are very few things that I keep to my inner circle and even fewer things that I keep to myself…

The RCVS Mind Matters 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.

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Listen to VetChat podcasts about mental health & wellness

"Prioritising your Mental Wellbeing"

"Intruder Alert! Impostor Syndrome in the Veterinary Profession"

Useful Courses

Veterinary Profession Specific - Mental Health First Responder Training

A 4 Part Course Presented by Dr. Mike Scanlan

This course delivers 4 sessions and is designed to support individuals or Veterinary practices looking to promote positive mental health at work. This bespoke training course equips participants with a toolkit to improve their confidence and skills in addressing issues of Mental Health.

Mindful Living – Harnessing our capacity to use mindful acceptance skills to live happier more meaningful lives

A 4 Part Course Presented by Dr. Mike Scanlan

The course distils cutting edge science and theory into simple processes that can help people live well. The approach uses research from evolutionary science, behavioural science, ACT, and positive psychology to promote vital living.

Mindfulness Course Series 1

An 8 Part Course Presented by Dr. Mike Scanlan

Stress doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of life. Problems like depression and anxiety are rapidly rising as the world around us becomes an increasingly worrying place, but it’s not something you need to live with. This series is designed using approved therapeutic techniques to train you to deal with stress in an effective and simple way.

Mindfulness Course Series 2

An 8 Part Course Presented by Dr. Mike Scanlan

Our Mindfulness series was so popular, we did another one! Get even more mindful with this superb follow up series. Practical skills of noticing, mindful movement and meditation that can help with physical and psychological health problems as well as ongoing life challenges.

It is taught in an entirely secular way and has no religious context or content at all. Participants will learn to develop mindfulness through ‘formal’ mindfulness meditation practices, including a body scan meditation, various sitting meditations, gentle movement and body awareness exercises. There are also ‘informal’ practices – bringing mindful attention to ordinary, everyday experiences like brushing your teeth or eating a mouthful of food.

Sleep Course

A 6 Part Course Presented by Dr. Mike Scanlan

Did you know that poor sleep can cause serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke? In this series, Dr Mike Scanlan outlines the best ways to combat your sleeplessness, based on scientifically validated Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles.