Successful businesses are those that understand the importance of looking after their teams: is your practice one of them?
SPVS, VMG and RCVS Mind Matters Initiative will together run a series of Vet Wellbeing in Practice events in 2019 as a natural development of the Vet Wellbeing Awards.
Tracey Morley Jewkes is passionate about the direct link between wellbeing of team members and the financial wellbeing of the business. Starting out at BT, Tracey subsequently ran her own businesses before entering the veterinary profession as Managing Director for Blacks Vets. She arrived with a mission to create sustainable competitive advantage, investing in team wellbeing at the heart of her plan, persuading her bosses to give her the time and the money she needed. Over the next two years, Blacks Vets reduced vet turnover drastically, increased profitability…. and won a SPVS/MMI Vet Wellbeing Award! She explains how she did this and also shares some of the best initiatives from other Vet Wellbeing Award winners from the past three years. Tracey is now Hospital Director for Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service.
Emma Mamo is Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, the mental health charity. Emma, or one of her colleagues from Mind, will set the scene by describing what wellbeing in the workplace looks like in other sectors and offer practical tips, including those used at Mind, which can easily be incorporated into vet practice. They will also describe how to spot and respond to staff who may be experiencing mental health problems. Emma has spoken at two SPVS/VMG Congresses and received excellent reviews.
Sean Gilgallon has worked in Health and Safety for many years, first in the RAF, then as head of Health and Safety for CVS and is now with Citation. He will outline the legal requirements around stress management and workplace wellbeing, describing how to create a stress management risk assessment which is dynamic and inclusive and which can form the basis of a stress management policy. Sean Gilgallon is also a trained ‘Mindfulness in the Workplace’ trainer and will offer an introduction to Mindfulness as an extra session at the end of the day for those who wish to stay on.
At just £85 per person this could be the best investment you make all year!