• 09/10/2019
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    World Mental Health Day is Thursday 10th October 2019

    World Mental Health Day is Thursday 10th October 2019

    Today, the 10th October 2019, is World Mental Health Day and in recognition of this, FECAVA has produced this video to continue to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing within the profession. We all have mental health, which is sometimes referred to as `emotional health` or `wellbeing`, and it’s as important to look after

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    • 29/09/2019
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    Leaflet on stress by #FECAVAVetTeamWellbeing

    Leaflet on stress by #FECAVAVetTeamWellbeing

    Recent research has shown that those working in the veterinary profession are experiencing high levels of stress. With this in mind, the FECAVA Mental Health and Wellbeing working group have produced this information leaflet, which we hope you find useful. Try the deep breathing exercise and use it before you go into an environment you

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    • 30/08/2019
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    #LetsTalk

    #LetsTalk

    10thSeptember is World Suicide Prevention day Studies published over the last few years show a higher suicide rate in veterinarians in the US, UK, Norway and Australia, compared to the general population. I suspect this statistic is not confined to just these countries and instead reflects where the research has taken place. We don’t fully

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    • 30/08/2019
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    Pet Hates

    Pet Hates

    We all have pet hates – everyone does; it’s quite normal. For example: when someone takes the last packet of flea product off the dispensary shelf and doesn’t list it for re-ordering; or, dirty dishes are left in the staff room sink after lunch; or, someone doesn’t refill the kettle for the next person (who

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