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MMI Research Symposium 2021

MMI Research Symposium

Date: Wednesday 24th November 2021

Opening times: 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Virtual Meeting


Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium 2021: Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health

The Third Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium will bring together researchers from around the globe working on the wellbeing and mental health of veterinary professionals.

The plenary, When It is Darkest: Understanding Suicide Risk, will be led by Rory O’Connor PhD FAcSS, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and a Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research. Rory leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory at Glasgow, one of the leading suicide/self-harm research groups in UK. He also leads the Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Group at Glasgow.

Research talks include work on racism and mental health, moral injury in veterinary professionals, veterinary nurse mental health, cyber-bullying, farm vets’ mental health, intern and resident wellbeing, student mental health awareness teaching, job satisfaction, burnout and more.

With expert talks, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions, we’re inviting you to become a part of the conversation.

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MMI Symposium programme

  • Welcome and Plenary
  • Sarah Brown Research Grant Talks (Once a year the Mind Matters Initiative awards funding to a research project exploring an aspect of mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession. In these talks, recipients of the grant will be sharing their projects)
  • Research talks 
  • Mind Matters Initiative Talk

MMI Symposium registration fee:

The cost to attend the Symposium is £10.00. The event will be free for students, people with lived experience of mental health problems, and people who are unwaged, who would not otherwise be able to attend.

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Symposium enquiries

Please contact Lisa Quigley [email protected] for further information.

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