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Profession given opportunity to have their say on Mind Matters Initiative five-year strategy

25 January 2022

The Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is in the final stages of putting together its 2022 – 2027 strategy and is offering members of the profession the chance to give their input into how the key areas of the strategy are developed by taking part in a short survey.

The results of surveys and discussion throughout MMI events, including last year’s Student Veterinary Nurse Wellbeing Forum, have played an important role in helping the Initiative decide what areas of veterinary mental health and wellbeing needed to be prioritised over the next five years. The key areas for the strategy are:

  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Beyond mental health awareness: Widening the conversation
  • The veterinary nursing profession
  • Students and new graduates
  • Equality, diversity, inclusion and civility

Lisa Quigley, Mind Matters Initiative Manager said: “Our aim for this survey is to give survey participants a chance to have their say into how we develop the key areas of our new strategy. MMI is for everyone working across the veterinary professions, and we want to know what each of our key themes for 2022 - 2027 means to individual members, to help us to make sure everyone’s voice is represented.

“Participants will be asked questions about how they would like us to communicate with them about new events, training and announcements, what their thoughts are on the actions we have planned for each key area and have the opportunity to suggest ideas for themes or areas of veterinary mental health that they would like to see in our new strategy.”

The survey should only take 15 minutes to complete and will close on 28 February 2022. Anyone wishing to submit their feedback via email, can get in touch with Lisa on

The survey can be accessed on the MMI website.

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