2018 June - Resilience in veterinarians: research into stress, mental health, and mediating factors



Isabelle Jamieson, a Clinical Psychology Masters student at the Cairnmillar Institute, and her supervisor Associate Professor Andrew Francis invite you to participate in a research study being undertaken by the Cairnmillar Institute, Discipline of Psychology.

Research demonstrates that veterinary professionals have a higher than average incidence of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, with a suicide rate of up to four times that of the general working population. As well as understanding the risks, this study aims to identify factors that help people cope with stressful occupational, social, and psychological challenges. A better understanding of individual coping styles and protective factors may help inform interventions to redress these issues in the veterinary profession.

Any veterinary practitioner or student aged 18 years and above is invited to participate. You do not have to have experienced any past or current psychological issues or problems to participate in this study - we are interested in a broad understanding of veterinarians’ experiences.

To read a full Plain Language Information Sheet and complete the online survey, please follow this link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4210663/Resilience-in-Vets