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20 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – Making exercise a kindness

Author: Nat Scroggie

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, BVA Regional Representative and runner Nat Scroggie discusses honestly her own ups and downs with exercise and mental health, particularly during COVID-19. I write a blog under the name This Vet Runs, where I record my experiences around exercise and wellbeing. So, you might think a piece on […]

19 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – Parenting through a pandemic

Author: Liz Barton

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Liz Barton editor of Veterinary Woman shares her thoughts and tips on parenting through a pandemic The paradigm shift in living since lockdown is difficult to cope with for an emotionally developed brain, let alone one that is already in overdrive with the business of growing up. I […]

23 Apr 2020

Wellbeing tips for students during COVID-19

Author: Rosie Allister

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on the veterinary industry and the society and animals we dedicate our careers to. Vet students at the start of their veterinary careers are being affected too, and whilst everyone’s situation is different we know there are common experiences: uncertainty, financial worries, disruption to extra mural studies […]

21 Apr 2020

COVID-19 FAQ

Author: Eve Ritchie

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) for the veterinary community We’ve put together this COVID-19 FAQ page to help you find the information you’re looking for. If you have any further questions which don’t appear on this list, feel free to email us at [email protected] I’ve been furloughed and am sitting at home and want to help […]

18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 and support for the veterinary professions

Author: Rosie Allister

We are working to provide guidance and resources to support the veterinary community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Vetlife Helpline Manager Dr. Rosie Allister has produced a guide on looking after yourself and others at this time, and there are links to other resources about finance, housing, and keeping updated. Our guidance is updated regularly and […]

07 Jan 2020

5 ways to get your body moving this New Year

Author: Holly Sutton

Regular physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing and mental health. However, it can be difficult to know how to get started. Holly Sutton from Vetfit shares 5 ways to get yourself moving this new year, no matter your ability. Fitness is for everyone, regardless of your level of athleticism, so don’t […]

10 Oct 2019

Spotlight on: Vetlife Financial Support

Author: Kemi Animashaun

Out of Vetlife’s three services, Financial Support is perhaps the least well-known. So what is Vetlife Financial Support, and who is eligible? In honour of World Mental Health Day today (10th October), Financial Support Casework Officer Kemi Animashaun explains all you need to know. What is Financial Support? There are times in many of our […]

10 Sep 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day

Author: Eve Ritchie

Today (10th September) is Suicide Prevention Day, and we want to take this opportunity to ensure that the veterinary community are aware of the support available all year round. You are not alone Vetlife is an independent charity which provides free support for all in the profession. Our Helpline is a 24/7 confidential listening service […]

14 Aug 2019

Blog: How Vetlife helped me in my darkest time

Author: Caroline Murray

Locum Vet Caroline Murray discusses how Vetlife Helpline and Health Support services were a lifeline for her during several difficult years. My journey with Vetlife began many moons ago when it was known as the Vet Helpline.  Soon after graduating I got a mixed practice job in the Welsh borders.  The actual job and most […]

06 Aug 2019

5 Reasons to fundraise for Vetlife

Author: Eve Ritchie

Considering fundraising for Vetlife? These 5 reasons to get involved will give you the inspiration you need to get started. We need your help 2019 is shaping up to be our busiest yet, with nearly 40% increase on Helpline contacts in the first 6 months compared to last year. Whilst it’s fantastic that more people […]