The mind, body, soul wellbeing event for vet teams is returning this year in a virtual format. The event, now in its third year, focusses on proactive wellbeing tools for individuals to discover and develop ways to improve their mental and physical health. This comes at a time when concerns over the mental and physical effects of lockdown and social distancing are growing, and the event provides a focus point at the end of mental health awareness week 2020.
The day long programme taking place on Saturday 23 May will start with meditation and yoga sessions. The bulk of the day will include plenary sessions and workshops on hot topics such as change management, establishing a “new normal” and dealing with anxiety. Liz Barton, co-founder says, “The point of the WellVet initiative is to enable people to develop mind, body and soul wellbeing practices – their own bespoke toolkit – to help them live happier and healthier through the challenges life presents. We take a proactive and preventative approach in pet healthcare and we need to apply this methodology to our own wellbeing’.
Alongside the workshops, the virtual event will include sessions from healthy cooking to bootcamp style workouts, crafting and a pub quiz. Liz says, “There really is something for everyone, with exceptional session leaders talking through solutions and support mechanisms. Previous feedback from events has been extremely positive, even life-changing for some – and we want to take this opportunity to engage with more people from across the profession”.
In the wake of lockdown measures the team behind the event are looking for volunteers and supporters to help them deliver a programme of support relevant for all veterinary professionals and teams. If you’re interested in being involved with the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow WellVet Weekend on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), or check the website.