We share our experiences of living with a chronic illness and share some personal coping mechanisms we use to help us live and work everyday.

Attendees will learn about how other veterinary nurses cope and the tools they use.

Chair: Alex Taylor

Presenters: Lacey Pitcher, Charlotte Pace, Lyndsay Hughes, Jo Hinde, Alice Harpam and Ellie Payne

Thanks to

for the amazing artwork.

Over the next two months we will be sharing information and giving guidance on how to support nurses with chronic illness or conditions. We will be looking at how people can seek help from both an employer and employee point of view. There will be a four-page pull-out supplement in a future VNJ with a toolkit to help colleagues. Please read and share and let’s make a difference.

During August and September, as well as podcasts, online information, and articles in the VNJ, there is a series of webinars taking place:

Resilience for life with a chronic illness or condition – Thursday, 19 August 2021 7.30pm

Chronic illness and communicating what you need – Tuesday, 14 September 2021 7.30pm

Chronic Illness, VNs & the Equality Act at Work – Tuesday, 21 September 2021 7.30pm

All webinars are free to attend. They will be recorded and be included in the free Tool Kit on the BVNA website at the end of September.

Find out more about our Caring and Supporting Veterinary Nurses with Chronic Illness Campaign here.