Helen Bye, Head Nurse at Cave Veterinary Specialists in Somerset, is hosting a free CPD session for veterinary nurses on the importance of wellbeing on Thursday, 27th May at 8pm via Microsoft Teams.

During her presentation, Helen will be drawing on her own experiences of mental and physical health issues and looking at how people respond differently to each. She is also using the session to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing; what makes it good and what makes it poor, and the symptoms of poor mental health. 

She said she hoped delivering a session as a line manager would cause a ripple effect, enabling people at all levels of a practice to feel comfortable talking about mental health if senior managers are leading the discussion.

Helen said: "In both my personal life and work life I have found myself providing support to individuals who are suffering with poor mental health.

"I'm very aware it can affect people who you would least expect it to affect – and it can be hidden. In many cases individuals are still high functioning, and to the outside eye you would never know they were struggling.

"As a line manager, it is really important to be available to discuss mental health openly and not be behind closed doors. If people feel able to talk about mental health, it might give them the confidence to come forward.”

You can register for a link to Helen’s webinar by emailing cpd@cave-vet-specialists.co.uk.

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