This week is Mental Health Awareness week. Did you know that one in four people in the general population will experience a mental health problem each year? Unfortunately compared to the general population, there is evidence of elevated psychological distress in the veterinary profession.
Our pets play such a huge role in our mental health, they are truly wonderful creatures that have the ability to make us laugh, cry and all of the emotions in between!
It is so important that no matter who you are there is always someone you can talk to:
Vetlife is a charity dedicated to helping the veterinary community:
The Samaritans are always available if you need someone to talk to, they do not judge or tell you what to do:
Mind are always on hand to provide information and support for anyone that needs it.
Disclaimer: No guinea pigs are made to live in drawers to support our mental health!
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