NOMV will transform the status of mental wellness within the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education, resources, and support.
NOMV addresses wellbeing in veterinary medicine through multiple innovative pathways including: the world’s largest veterinary peer-to-peer support group, an educational program providing leadership focused on wellness; a support grant program providing immediate financial support; an online crisis support system specifically designed for veterinary professionals; and research to further the advancement of wellness, mental health, and the reduction of suicide in veterinary professionals.
Take a look at NOMV’s website:NOMV
Streetvet is a non-profit charity organization, founded in 2016, providing free healthcare and vital assistance to animals with homeless owners. With rising homelessness in the UK, there is an increasing number of pets (mostly dogs) out on the streets, with little to no access to paid veterinary healthcare. Inspired by the heartfelt bond between homeless people and their pets, Streetvet grew its team of pro bono vets and now reaches out across the streets of London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Cornwall, Gloucester, Glasgow, Swindon, Swansea, Lincoln, Peterborough, Reading and Bournemouth. Streetvet is continuing to increase its outreach in the UK and, through using the PPL Pay service, your money will go towards funding for life-saving procedures and critical healthcare for homeless pets in need.
Take a look at Streetvet’s website:Street Vet
The veterinary industry has long faced a mental health crisis. Clinical studies into elevated suicide rates within the industry have produced alarming results, suggesting that Veterinarians are between 3-4 times more likely to commit a suicide (Platt et al. 2010)*. Following important research in the early 2010s, an increased focus on mental health within the industry has been shown by employers, stakeholders and key researchers. Founded for the health and wellbeing of our Veterinary professionals and students, Vetlife provides crucial aid for those who are struggling, need to talk to someone who truly understands their situation, and those who are considering suicide. They also provide compassionate aid to the staff and organisations that have lost colleagues to suicide. The importance around improving mental health within the Veterinary industry is crucial, and Vetlife has been at the heart of the movement since early on, widely recognised as one of the leading charities for struggling Veterinary professionals.
*Platt, B., Hawton, K., Simkin, S. and Mellanby, R., 2010. Systematic review of the prevalence of suicide in veterinary surgeons. Occupational Medicine, 60(6), pp.436-446.
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