Wellvet has announced a free ‘Winter Wellbeing’ series of online events which it is hosting in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, starting with a Facebook Live session at 8pm on Thursday 19 November.

The events will cover a range of subjects designed to boost morale, positively influence wellbeing and reduce the impact of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  They will also demonstrate how to support employees and colleagues to ensure work is sustainable, productive and enjoyable and guide veterinary professionals through mechanisms to make working life a more positive experience, despite the current climate. 

The series will feature 30-minute presentations by wellbeing professionals such as sports psychiatrist, Dr Claire Gillvray (pictured right), human factors specialist, Dan Tipney, and occupational psychologist, Prof Elinor O’Connor.

The full programme is:

  • 8pm on Thursday 19 November – Combating SAD-ness (in lockdown)! – Dr Claire Gillvray
  • 8pm on Thursday 26 November – Team morale boosting in tough times – Dan Tipney
  • 8pm on Thursday 3 December – Virtual festive garland making – Wellness Vets
  • 8pm on Thursday 17 December – Recovering from the pressures of work – Prof Elinor O’Connor
  • 8pm on Thursday 7 January – Reflections for growth – Jenny Guyat

Liz Barton, co-founder of WellVet, said: “WellVet exists to provide practical tools and a supportive network to help positively influence and improve wellbeing and boost morale. This programme of events is designed to answer specific challenges we’re experiencing – now more than ever in veterinary teams, and to bring us together for a bit of festive cheer."

Emma McAnally, territory manager at Boehringer Ingelheim. said: “During these challenging times, work and life in general can often seem overwhelming. We are delighted to support the WellVet Winter Wellbeing series to help improve wellbeing both in the work and home environments.”

For further information on the WellVet Winter Wellbeing series and for details on how to join visit www.wellvet.co.uk.

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