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Mind Matters: Mental Health Awareness Training - Reading

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Monday, 18 February 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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This course is part of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Mind Matters Initiative and is open to all members of the veterinary practice team.


The training aims to help individuals better understand the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and know how to communicate with people they are concerned about. It’s not a counselling course, but provides basic information to manage important first conversations, and understand how to point people to relevant sources of professional help. It also offers tips on stress management and staying well.


On 18th January, the training is being held in the Pioneer 2 room of the Holiday Inn Reading-South, Junction 11, Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0SL.


9.30am – Registration
10.00am - Course starts
11:30am - Morning break
1:00pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Afternoon break

5.00 pm – Course finishes

Thanks to Mind Matters funding, the course has been subsidised and is available at £85 per person with 25 places available.

Please note payment must be made via Eventbrite at the time of booking as we are unable to issue invoices.


If you have any questions about the course or your plans change and you are unable to make the training, please contact so that your place can be re-allocated.


Don’t forget, you could count this towards your CPD! 



We look forward to seeing you there.


The Mind Matters Team



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 The programme

Just like physical health, we all have mental health which affects how we think, feel, and act. In any given year, one in four of us will experience some kind of problem with our mental health, with research showing that these numbers are even higher for members of the veterinary team. We know that veterinary professionals display higher than average rates of depression and anxiety, and that sadly vets are at an increased risk of suicide.

  • Do you know about common mental health conditions?
  • Could you spot the early warning signs of distress, anxiety or depression in your colleagues?
  • Would you feel able to talk to someone experiencing these symptoms?

The one-day mental health awareness course from the Mind Matters Initiative will help answer these questions and more.


This course is run by Trevor Bell

Trevor experienced his formative years in the Middle East, where his father worked in the copper mining industry.  He’s lived in the North East of England most of his life and is married to Susan.He’s worked for five Government Departments in England before setting up his own training company in 2005.

Trevor cares passionately about Mental Health and destroying the stigma associated with the subject, which he says is a national disgrace. His training company set up in 2005 has taken him all over the country delivering bespoke and off the shelf training programmes to help people and organisations increase their literacy in mental health.

To date he has no “web” presence and gets all his work by referrals from satisfied customers. He is one of the most respected and successful specialist trainers in the country working with an enviable list of clients, which include The John Lewis Partnership, Unilever, The Princes Trust, Procter and Gamble, various Local Authorities, Civil Service Departments, Boots plc He also works with much smaller organisations too.

He is an Associate of Mental Health First Aid England and was invited to the House of Lords in 2014 to receive a special award for the delivery of mental health awareness training and increasing people’s literacy in the subject. 




Can you reserve me a place and I book at a later date?

Sorry, we are unable to reserve places, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Can I book on Eventbrite and pay via invoice?

Unfortunately we are unable to raise invoices for the associated costs. Payment must be made via Eventbrite at the time of booking.


What is the refund policy?

If you are unable to attend the course and let us know by 11th February, we will refund 50% of the ticket cost. 


What are my travel options to the event? 

By road: Leave the M4 at Junction 11 and turn off the roundabout onto the A33 towards Reading. At the first roundabout turn right right into Imperial Way and the hotel is located on the left hand side. There is complimentary parking at the hotel.

By train: Go to Reading Station, which is approximately 3 miles to the hotel. From there, there either take a taxi or bus to the hotel.


Do you have questions about Mind Matters: Mental Health Awareness Training - Reading? Contact RCVS Mind Matters

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Holiday Inn Reading-South
Basingstoke Road
RG2 0SL Reading
United Kingdom

Monday, 18 February 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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