Further details have been released about a mindfulness symposium being held by RCVS and the Webinar Vet.

IMAGE: ©Freeimages/Gabor Kalman.
IMAGE: ©Freeimages/Gabor Kalman.

The symposium, part of RCVS’ Mind Matters Initiative, takes place on the Webinar Vet’s “pre-congress day” on 8 January, from 7pm and 9pm. It will focus on how to develop and improve well-being in your working life.

The symposium will feature four speakers:

  • Neil Smith, RCVS council member and chairman of the Mind Matters Initiative, will introduce the initiative and its aims
  • Veterinary coach and mentor Carolyne Crowe will give a talk entitled “How to cope with work-related stress”
  • Medical nurse Mike Scanlan will give a talk entitled “Live more mindfully and increase your psychological flexibility – a pathway to happiness”
  • RCVS council member and veterinary mental health campaigner David Bartram will talk about how to enhance personal mental well-being.

Mr Smith said: “We are very glad to be able to bring these presentations to the profession for free via the Webinar Vet, particularly as, over the past few years, it has become increasingly clear mental ill-health is a significant issue facing the veterinary professions.

“With its focus on well-being and resourcefulness, I hope this content will help provide all members of the veterinary team with the tools they need to improve their mental health and their ability to cope with the stress and pressure that often accompanies life in veterinary practice.”

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit www.theinternationalwebinarvet.com/rcvs

Recordings of the symposium will be made available after the event via www.rcvs.org.uk/webinars

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of


related content

To mark the launch of the 2017 BVA In Practice CPD programme, the association has teamed up with programme sponsor Subaru to find a vet to give one of its Outback models the most intense test drive possible.

3 mins

The college celebrated its latest milestone with a weekend of events including an ethical debate, talks, a film screening and a glamorous gala dinner.

4 mins

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is accepting nominations from vets and VNs who wish to stand as candidates in next year’s council elections.

5 mins

While on the farm rotation at university, Jordan's inexperience lead her to discuss when things go wrong and examine the "safety net" provided by the Veterinary Defence Society.

10 mins

A joint letter has been sent to the Prime Minister by the RCVS and the BVA highlighting concerns about how Brexit is impacting the veterinary profession.

3 mins

Digital media has revolutionised the way many vets and VNs fulfil their CPD obligations. Accessing learning online is often cheaper, faster and more convenient than traditional modalities. So, is there still a case to be made for event-based learning? James Westgate reports.

16 mins