We must try to look out for each other in this challenging profession. Sometimes we notice that friends and colleagues are not coping and it can be difficult to know what to do.


Vetlife is a registered charity which supports everyone in the veterinary community.

It is completely independent of any other veterinary organisation and all support is free, independent and confidential. 

Vetlife Helpline

Emotional support from a friendly listening service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Calls and emails are answered by a group of trained volunteers who have experience of the profession.  They will be there to listen and offer emotional support and a space to talk about how things are for you, whatever is on your mind.

They offer empathetic support for work, emotional, addictive or financial problems and refer callers on for specialist advice including professional mental health support where appropriate.

Vetlife Health Support

Vetlife Health Support provides mental health assessment and care management from a team of mental health care professionals. 

Vetlife Health Support is made up of a team of professionals: psychiatrists; mental health nurses; and therapists who have years of experience working in mental health.

Their recommendations and any treatment will be based on what has been proven to be successful, backed up by the latest evidence and research.

Call 0303 040 2551 or anonymous email

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