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Vets invited to MMI’s new mental health training
The programme has been designed by an award-winning charity to help participants improve their mental health.
The ‘Mind Yourself’ programme is open to all members of the veterinary profession.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has invited members of the veterinary profession to a new, online mental health programme.

‘Mind Yourself: How to improve and protect your Mental Health’ will be delivered by mental health training charity Two Roads in three parts on Zoom.

It has been designed by the award-winning charity to help participants to improve and protect their mental health.

The sessions will take place across three consecutive Mondays in April (Monday, 8 April; Monday, 15 April; Monday, 22 April) from 4.00pm- 4.50pm. It is open to all members of the profession, including surgeons, nurses, students, receptionists and practice managers.

Topics that will be covered include understanding mental health, mentally healthy practices and how to practice emotional resilience.

MMI subsidies mean that the entire programme will cost £15 per person, or £50 for a bulk practice purchase for four attendees. Spaces on the programme are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so attendees are urged to book their places as soon as possible.

Rapinder Newton, MMI lead, said: “Being mentally healthy is a lot more than simply the absence of mental illness. The ‘Mind Yourself’ programme from Two Roads is designed to help people move towards flourishing mental health so that they can lead happier lives and have the emotional resilience for when things go wrong.

“Beginning with building understanding of mental health, the latter parts of the programme will help nudge individuals into incorporating mentally healthy practices into their lives and to build their emotional resilience.”

For more information about the programme, or to register a place, follow this link.

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