The mental health of veterinary professionals has unfortunately been neglected for a long time with its dire consequences showing up within the community from time to time.
Burnout, compassion fatigue, low moods, stress, and anxiety are but some of the more commonly experienced symptoms many have suffered in silence. Obstacles in seeking help are the stigma, time, and cost involved; but what if these main obstacles are resolved – would you finally accept the help you needed?
The SVA is collaborating with Master of Clinical Psychology candidate, Mr Ong Jie Li from James Cook University Singapore, Psychology department, to introduce a potential method for all veterinary professionals to improve their mental wellbeing without having to face the three major obstacles, i.e. it is free, anonymous, flexible and requires much lesser commitment.
This opportunity is part of a research study which will only be available until the end of July 2020.
If you are interested in participating in the study, look for more details in the link provided below.
Additionally, please do help spread the opportunity to other veterinary professionals (your colleagues), including vet technicians and vet nurses, as they might just need this helping hand too. You can do so by directing them to this page.
To foster a more inclusive community, this study is for ANY veterinarian or veterinary paraprofessional working in private practice in Singapore, regardless of nationality OR qualifications.
Please spread the word as this study is the first study of its kind in ASIA. We are a small local industry, so we need as many people to join as possible to get statistical significance.
If you would like to know more about the study, you can contact Jie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the sign-up link once again: https://jcus.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4NI3SQcq5zStrtb