Mental Health and Wellbeing
Being a vet is challenging and can be tough. Vets need to assess and understand complex and often incomplete clinical information and at the same time exercise considerable physical skills. On top of this we have to maintain a compassionate and professional attitude towards patients, clients and colleagues. We also need to do this at a level of efficiency which ensures an adequate income for ourselves and the practices we work in.
If you are finding it hard to cope, or are concerned about a colleague, Vetlife can help with confidential support.
Vetlife is a registered charity which supports everyone in the veterinary community. It is completely independent of any other veterinary organisations and all support is free, independent and confidential.
Telephone: 0303 040 2551 or anonymous email
Vetlife Helpline Emotional support from a friendly listening service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Referrals for health and financial support.
Vetlife Health Support Assessment and care management from a team of mental health care professionals.
Vetlife Financial Support Professional debt and benefits advice and financial assistance for those who qualify.
If you need immediate help, contact the Samaritans on 0845 790 9090