Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium 2021

Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium 2021

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Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium 2021: Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health

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The Third Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium will bring together researchers from around the globe working on the wellbeing and mental health of veterinary professionals.

The plenary, When It is Darkest: Understanding Suicide Risk, will be led by Rory O’Connor PhD FAcSS, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and a Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research. Rory leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory at Glasgow, one of the leading suicide/self-harm research groups in UK. He also leads the Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Group at Glasgow.

Research talks include work on racism and mental health, moral injury in veterinary professionals, veterinary nurse mental health, cyber-bullying, farm vets' mental health, intern and resident wellbeing, student mental health awareness teaching, job satisfaction, burnout and more.

With expert talks, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions, we’re inviting you to become a part of the conversation.


10:00 – 11:00: Welcome and Plenary

11:00 – 11:15: Break

11:15-12:30: Sarah Brown Research Grant Talks (Once a year the Mind Matters Initiative awards funding to a research project exploring an aspect of mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession. In these talks, recipients of the grant will be sharing their projects)

12:30 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 14:00: Research talks (Session 1)

14:00 – 14:15: Break

14:15 – 15:15: Research talks (Session 2)

15:15 – 15:30: Break

15:30 – 16:00: Mind Matters Initiative Talk

16:00: End

Cost: £10

The event will be free for students, people with lived experience of mental health problems, and people who are unwaged, who would not otherwise be able to attend,

Please contact Lisa Quigley (l.quigley@rcvs.org.uk) for further information.



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What is the refund policy?

If you are unable to attend the Symposium please inform the RCVS by Tuesday, 16 November 2021 and we will refund the cost of the ticket.

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