Help us to help Vetlife
Southfields Veterinary Specialists supports Vetlife
Vetlife supports those within the veterinary community across the UK who have emotional, health or financial difficulties, providing free and confidential advice.
It provides support in the shape of three core services, which are the Vetlife Helpline, which is run by volunteers and is available 24/7, 365 days a year; Health Support, run by mental health professionals; and Financial Support, which provides assistance to vets or their dependants who find themselves in difficulty.
“We know it isn’t easy as a veterinary professional to ask for help, that’s why Vetlife Helpline is completely confidential, and offers anonymous email as an option for contact if people don’t want to use the phone.
Vetlife volunteers are available 24 hours a day, and want to hear from anyone in the veterinary community who is struggling. Calls and emails to the Vetlife helpline can be about any issue, it doesn’t have to be related to work; common themes in our calls are concerns about mental health, workplace stress, and employment and career issues, but people in the veterinary community can call us about anything. We’ll be there to listen.”
Rosie Allister, Vetlife Helpline Manager