About the course
The Mind Matters Initiative and Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) have joined forces to design a course to help those in a management role in a veterinary practice or other veterinary workplace to support colleagues with mental health issues.
Many thanks to those practice managers who helped us with research to define and refine exactly the kind of support required.
The course will cover:
- Basic mental health awareness
- HR employment regulations and the legal position
- The role of the line manager in supporting someone with poor mental health
- Making reasonable adjustments
- Planning ‘return to work’
- Designing and putting in place wellbeing action plan
With 25-30 participants, the small group course offers plenty of opportunities for discussion, questions and practical exercises.
Don’t forget, you could count this towards your CPD!
The support of both organisations has subsidised the cost of places to ensure that the course is accessible to all.
VPMA members receive additional discounts.
£80 for VPMA members
£120 for others
Participants will receive course materials and a Mind Matters Initiative blank journal.
Venue details and timings:
The training will take place at the Bromsgrove Golf Centre, Old Stratford Rd, Bromsgrove B60 1LD
9.30 registration and coffee
10.00 course commences
Tea/coffee and lunch will be provided.
If you have any questions, please contact Mind Matters Project Director Lizzie Lockett, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7202 0725.
Information about course provider:
The course is being delivered for us by mental health experts, Connecting with People
Connecting with People is a social enterprise formed in 2010 to develop and deliver high quality training to employees with healthcare or safeguarding responsibilities. They are a passionate group of professionals, united by the belief that suicide is preventable with the appropriate tools, knowledge and confidence. Connecting with People’s approach has been successfully adopted by a number of organisations, including NHS Trusts and Health Boards throughout the UK. They are delighted their reputation is gaining recognition overseas and extremely proud to have recently assisted the South Australian Government in developing a core team of in-house trainers, fully accredited by Connecting with People.
Gavin Peake-Jones, Chief Executive at Connecting with People and Open Minds Health
Gavin has worked at a senior level in large multi-national organisations for the past 18 years, gaining particular expertise in developing and implementing strategy, facilitating organisational change and providing 1 to 1 coaching to senior leaders. His previous clients include: BT, M&S, NHS, HSBC, RBS, Centrica, BAE Systems and QinetiQ.
In 2007, he was awarded a Fellowship by the trustees of the Royal Society of Art Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) following a pioneering collaboration involving Marks and Spencer, Ford, Business in the Community, The Environment Agency and lastminute.com. Gavin spent 5 years working in Operations Management, gaining hands on management and commercial business experience, before moving into organisational development. Prior to his role within Open Minds, Gavin was Operations Director with global management consultants Time Management International (TMI) and has founded two successful businesses and one social enterprise, which provided strategic advice to Government, NHS, Philanthropists and Non-Governmental Organisations to improve access to critical services and increase the impact of philanthropic giving.
Gavin also has extensive experience of designing and delivering international programmes that are delivered by in-house teams in both the Public and Private Sector, working closely with occupational health professionals and clinicians to raise awareness of mental health issues, increase resilience and provide support to people experiencing emotional distress. Gavin has been involved in implementing new healthcare services, integrating statutory and third sector healthcare provision and developed an international framework of healthcare training programmes, with the aim of improving the quality and consistency of clinician education.
Andrea Woodside, Founder and Director of Minding Work Ltd and Associate Director at Connecting with People and Open Minds Health
Andrea brings a wealth of experience in workplace wellbeing to Connecting with People and Open Minds Health. She began in the field of organisational wellbeing in 1999 and has worked with a range of organisations across the public, private and third sectors. Andrea’s areas of specialism include tackling mental health stigma in the workplace, return to work policy and programme design for those who are returning after a period of mental ill health, and supporting individuals and teams to build personal resilience through workshops and coaching.
Andrea is a member of the UK Employee Assistance Programme Professionals Association, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Workplace Division, the UK Faculty of Public Health and is a panellist on various national Special Interest Groups to improve workplace health legislation and practice. Andrea also has significant experience as a media spokesperson for a
What is the refund policy?
If you are unable to attend the course and let us know by 19 June, we will refund 50% of the ticket cost.
What are my parking options at the event?
The venue has complimentary parking.
Who do I contact if I am unable to attend the course?
If your plans change and you are unable to make the training, please contact Emma Lockley (email@example.com 020 7202 0773) so that your place can be re-allocated.