The Systems of Support Program is for the Veterinary Industry. SoS-Vet is a positive psychological health program that has been designed by Senior Psychologists together with experienced Veterinary Industry Professionals, and specifically tailored for Vets, Vet Nurses, Undergraduates and Support Staff, to help reduce the negative psychological impacts associated with veterinary work, which may lead to anxiety, burnout, depression, people leaving the industry or suicide.

The effective outcomes of Systems of Support in a sample of  different industries (including veterinary practitioners) have recently been validated through a rigorous critical review by the University of Queensland. You can view the research paper here (PDF).

The program breaks down the elements of psychological support to trauma into 5 steps:  

You start by completing two evidence-based and robust online psychological assessments. From this, we learn more about how you currently cope with stress and trauma, and how resilient and mentally healthy you are right now.

1:1 consultation with a Senior Psychologist will provide you with an understanding of where your strengths are, and what areas need to be worked on during your program.

Work through three online learning modules, which incorporate topics relevant to your specific industry, addressing YOU, YOUR MIND, and YOUR WORK.

Connection to others is a vital and powerful psychological tool to reduce sense of isolation and disconnect. Participants will be given 3 months’ access to a secure and confidential online chat room at the completion of the program to provide them with an opportunity to build their peer-based support system through connection with other like-minded industry professionals.

At the completion of the program, you will repeat the same baseline assessments to see the positive change in areas of resilience and your coping skills.
A written summary for you shows your comparative results from baseline to post intervention.

Program Overview

The Vet-SoS program is completely self-paced, with a one-hour group virtual Live Discussion scheduled in December. For more details, please see the links below:
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