Mind Matters International statement mental health and wellbeing



The Australian Veterinary Association is the newest signatory in support of the RCVS – AVMA joint statement to support mental health and wellbeing across the global veterinary community. 

The AVA is  committed to working together with other like-minded organisations who are prepared to make a real difference to veterinary mental health through: 

  • Advocacy – promoting the benefits of positive mental health 
  • Research – sharing resources and results 
  • Sharing of best practice – we are all facing similar issues that can be better resolved as a united voice. 

“We are delighted to welcome the Australian Veterinary Association as a signatory to the Mind Matters International statement and to join us in supporting and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing across the veterinary community. AVA is putting energy and commitment into addressing the mental health issues within the profession and they are now part of a global network that can work together to pool our resources, research and reach.”  

- Lizzie Lockett, Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 

We all know it takes effort and commitment to maintain good mental health. We have put together the following resource as a reminder of useful tips to stay healthy mentally, we hope it finds a place in your office, staff room or wherever you think is best in your practice.

DOWNLOAD - AVA Mental health flyer 2021.pdf

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Help is available at any time, day or night on Lifeline 13 11 14 and the AVA Counselling Service 1300 687 327.

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