Vetlife is encouraging all members of the veterinary team to get involved with a number of online activities it is running during Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts on Monday.

The charity is asking everyone to donate £5 and nominate 5 friends to get involved in the activities.

The activities are:  

  • 10th May 8pm – Meditation with Vet Yogi
    Vet and professional yoga teacher Chloe Hannigan will be leading a live Yoga Nidra (a type of sleep yoga) session on Facebook.
  • 11th May 8pm –  Virtual Pub Quiz
    Get your snacks ready for a fun evening with Trustees Danny Chambers and Paul Horwood who are hosting a virtual pub quiz on 11th May.
    A night of questions and intellectual tests to discover who is the Brain of the Vet Community. There will be a number of rounds on varying topics, such as general knowledge, music, a picture round, and a weird veterinary knowledge round. It might even be considered CPD by some. Register here.
  • 12th May 7:30pm – Yoga
    There will be a Facebook live 30 minute Yoga session led by vet and yoga teacher Sarah Guthrie (no relation). The session will incorporate breathwork and mindfulness along with yoga movements which link with mental health. All abilities are invited to participate.
  • 14th May 7pm – Feel Good workout
    Trustee James Russell will be leading a tabata workout session for mixed abilities live on Facebook. The session will feature movements to get your body working, as well as a discussion about Vetlife and mental health throughout.

For more information, visit:  

Vetlife Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on: 0303 040 2551 or via anonymous email at 

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