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Recognising and responding to mental health problems in the workplace
  1. David Bartram
  1. Rory O'Connor
  1. Rosie Allister
  1. Douglas Fowlie


Evidence suggests that levels of psychological distress are elevated in the veterinary profession compared to the general population. Work can play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of employees which in turn can enhance the effectiveness and profitability of the workplace. This article provides an overview of various mental health problems that may be experienced by vets and vet nurses, how to recognise possible signs, how to give assistance and when to involve other parties.

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