World Mental Health Day 2017 - An exciting announcement
Supporting vet students has always been a key part of AVS’ mission and we are committed to maintaining and promoting high levels of mental health and wellbeing.
AVS’ previous successes have included advocating the peer support scheme and the student welfare grant initiative which have both been instrumental in starting the conservation about mental health.
As today is World Mental Health Day, AVS are delighted to announce that we will carry on supporting our students by launching the Student Mental Health First Aid Courses. These aim to promote student engagement in mental health and will better equip and encourage students to support peers and lessen the stigmatisation surrounding mental health. BVS and BVA have been instrumental in ensuring that we can deliver these courses without any costs for students, so a massive thank-you to the BVA and BVS! These courses will soon be coming to a university near you so keep an eye out for more information from your AVS reps!