Reach Out Wellbeing Conference
5 - 6 March 2022
CPD points apply!
Proudly sponsored by
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff, Northern NSW
What's it about?
If we are to progress research into veterinary wellbeing and attempt to find effective solutions that can help prepare and empower veterinary professionals like you to deal with the realities of working within it, we need to delve deeper into the real-life issues that are hindering wellbeing.
Dealing with 'band-aid' solutions or 'tip of the iceberg' situations is extremely unlikely to generate significant, lasting, psychological change. We need to get to the core or root of the problem and deal with these issues (as uncomfortable as they may be for some people) if we want things to change effectively. The reality is that whether you acknowledge the sad, hurtful, and even traumatic things that have happened in your lives or not, it doesn't change the reality of what happened. The more you avoid dealing with them, the bigger and more powerful they can seem.
As well as seeking individual support with a qualified professional where necessary, what is needed are effective proven and beneficial programs being provided to assist you in dealing with the everyday demands of your profession - a psychological toolbox of resources you can refer to when required.
That's why the Coping and Wellbeing Program for Veterinary Professionals was developed for both guided intervention and self-help support. Built from evidence-based theory and practice, the program is a unique professional development and psycho-educational intervention. It educates veterinary professionals on how to develop protective attitudes, enhance wellbeing, and subsequently increase their coping skills.
What will you learn?
Using a range of strategies that are relatively straightforward and easy to implement, attendance at the conference will help you to create a toolbox of resources which you can apply in all aspects of your life.
The conference will provide you with a holistic approach to wellbeing by not only focusing on tacking the psychological ill-health considerations, but also offering proactive solutions for those who may not currently be experiencing symptoms of distress, but who desire to maintain your current levels of wellbeing.
About your speaker/s
Dr Hamilton is an author, international speaker, psychologist, and leading worldwide authority on veterinary wellbeing. She successfully completed doctoral research into veterinarian wellbeing and suicide in 2016 and created her Coping & Wellbeing Program for Veterinary Professionals to provide veterinary professionals with the tools needed to confidently handle stress and overwhelm, and increase levels of wellbeing.
Dr Hamilton is a popular and sought-after speaker for conferences and events and has over a decade of experience working professionally within the veterinary industry.
We will be announcing our 2022 speakers shortly!
Conference schedule and location
The conference will be held over two days as follows:
9.00am to 5.00pm (AEDT/NSW time) - Saturday 5 March 2022
9.00am to 3.00pm (AEDT/NSW time) - Sunday 6 March 2022
Peppers Salt Resort and Spa is located just south of the Qld/NSW border approximately 15 minutes south of the Gold Coast Airport. The resort is perfectly situated within a stones-throw of the beautiful beaches around Kingscliff and Casuarina, and has some magnificent facilities onsite.
Delegate-only accommodation rates are available and will be forwarded to you upon receipt of your conference registration.
$425.00 - Early Bird registration (expires 31 December 2021)
$525.00 - Standard registration
Registration fee includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea on 5 March 2022, and morning tea and lunch on 6 March 2022. Travel, accommodation, and other meals or expenses are not included.
We are proud to be exclusively supporting Dr Hamilton's charity "Love Your Pet Love Your Vet".
To register please click on the relevant icon below and follow the steps.
For enquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or further information please contact us.
Please also note our event cancellation terms here.
CONFERENCE SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
We are delighted to announce our conference sponsor for 2022 is Greencross Vets!
We look forward to announcing more sponsors and supporters shortly.