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A new report benchmarking the state of workplace mental health and wellbeing in Australia.
An update on the AVA's psychological health and safety awareness program and how the participating clinics are responding to their initial training session.
Gratitude can be a profound and transformative emotion, a mindset that shifts our focus from what is lacking to what is present and worthy of appreciation. Even better, practicing gratitude is often effortless and doesn’t require any financial investment.
Often associated with religious beliefs, spirituality can also be a deeply personal and non-religious experience that encompasses values, ethics and a sense of connectedness with the world around us.
Thank you to outgoing Chair, Dr Warwick Vale, and welcome to our new steering group members.
You don’t have to be an expert to reach out and support someone who is struggling with their mental health. Starting a conversation can be challenging but there are many practical tips and resources available to help. Read more about what you can do.
Comprehensive resources are now available for those impacted by incivility in the workplace – whether it occurs during interactions with clients, co-workers or senior colleagues.
Whether it’s a regular occurrence or you’re just experiencing a particularly busy period, stress from overwork can have significant short- and long-term consequences. Making decisions, controlling anger and getting enough sleep can be real challenges, whilst physically we are more susceptible to colds and flu and even heart disease.
The AVA has received a US$120,000 (AUD$180,000) grant from the Zoetis Foundation to help deliver the THRIVE Cultivating Safe Teams psychological health and safety program to veterinary clinics around the country.
Have you ever wondered why there are common sayings like "a gut-wrenching experience” or “butterflies in your stomach”? Your brain and your gut are more intertwined than you may think and no matter how ‘mentally happy’ you may be, your gut is incredibly sensitive to emotion.

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