The RCVS has joined forces with Maudsley Learning to host a ground-breaking conference to address mental health issues across the medical professions.

The conference aims to better understand the mental health challenges affecting medical professionals.

The one-day event, Medical Minds Matter, will take place on October 28, 2015 at Maudsley Learning’s ORTUS learning and events centre in South London.

It aims to better understand the mental health challenges affecting medical professionals – such as veterinary surgeons, doctors, dentists and pharmacists – and facilitate the sharing of learning and best practice around supporting individuals and addressing the issues.  

The conference is part of the Mind Matters Initiative – a five-year project funded and run by the RCVS to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness in the veterinary profession, develop a culture where help-seeking is accepted, improve access to sources of appropriate help and facilitate the sharing of best practice in terms of intervention and support.   

The day will include speakers from organisations including the Royal College of General Practitioners; the University of Bath; King’s College London; Pharmacist Support; the Doctors’ Support Network; the SAFEMED Programme; South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; and the Dentists’ Health Support Programme.  

Workshop sessions will focus on shared themes, such as peer support and resilience building; cognitive behavioural therapy; and tackling stigma. There will also be the opportunity to share ideas for future collaboration.   Tickets, which cost £45 for professionals and £25 for students and researchers, are available at  

For more information, please view the flyer at

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