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14 May 2020 10:00 - 14 May 2020 17:00

Emotional Resilience for Vets, Nurses and Staff

Radisson Blu, Manchester Airport, Chicago Avenue, Manchester Airport Lancashire, M90 3RA

The programme is a one-day programme (10:00–17:00 with two coffee breaks and an hour lunch.  This programme is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the role emotional resilience plays in protecting our mental health.  People with high resilience are less likely to develop clinical depression when faced with adversity in their life – and clinical depression is a major link to the risk of suicide.

Emotional resilience is mainly a learned behaviour, the chances are very high you initially reflected the resilience of your parents or early care givers.  However, our level of resilience is not static, and we can take steps to increase our resilience and reduce our risk of developing mental health issues including clinical depression.

The programme is suitable for anyone who wishes to increase their own resilience and develop the ability to help others at work or at home. This course is designed for the whole practice team. Participants work in groups and no personal disclosures are necessary – although participants are welcome to discuss private issues after the programme.

Programme Content

Part One: Emotional Resilience
•    What is emotional or psychological resilience?
•    How emotional resilience develops
•    Why it is not static – you can only say someone is currently high resilient or someone is currently low resilient
•    Protective factors and risk factors
•    Risk factors in the Veterinary profession
•    Connection between resilience and clinical depression
•    Response to adversity – Two roads, resilience or clinical depression?
•    Which road will you go down: predicting who is at risk of developing clinical depression?
•    Steps to take

Part two: Life skills of highly resilient people
•    Life skill 1: Become a better listener
•    Life skill 2: Use strategy to solve problems
•    Life skill 3: Manage your emotions
•    Life skill 4: Build personal social capital
•    Life skill 5: How to access help for yourself, colleague, friend or family member

This a joint meeting run in conjunction with RCVS Mind Matters Initiative

Speakers: PIPS Programmes

Intended for the whole practice team


Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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