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Mind Matters: Emotional Resilience Skills Workshop - 4 June 2021

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Date: Friday 4th June 2021

Opening times: 10:00-13:00

Venue: Online - Zoom


This online course is part of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Mind Matters Initiative and is open to all members of the veterinary practice team.

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This programme is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the role emotional resilience plays in protecting our mental health.  People with high resilience are less likely to develop clinical depression when faced with adversity in their life – and clinical depression is a major link to the risk of suicide.

Emotional resilience is mainly a learned behaviour, the chances are very high you initially reflected the resilience of your parents or early care givers.  However, our level of resilience is not static, and we can take steps to increase our resilience and reduce our risk of developing mental health issues including clinical depression.

Programme Content: 

Course points: 

  • What is emotional or psychological resilience?
  • How emotional resilience develops
  • Why it is not static – you can only say someone is currently high resilient or someone is currently low resilient
  • Protective factors and risk factors
  • Risk factors in the Veterinary profession
  • Connection between resilience and clinical depression
  • Response to adversity – Two roads, resilience or clinical depression?
  • Which road will you go down: predicting who is at risk of developing clinical depression?

Life Skills: 

  1. Become a better listener
  2. Use strategy to solve problems
  3. Manage your emotions
  4. Build personal social capital
  5. How to access help for yourself, colleague, friend or family member.


Thanks to Mind Matters funding, the course has been subsidised and is available at £15 per person with 30 places available.

Please note payment must be made via Eventbrite at the time of booking, and we are unable to issue invoices.


10:00am - Course starts

1:00pm - Course finishes

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This course can be counted towards your CPD.

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