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Supporting mental health across the practice
  1. Henry Lamb
  1. Crowshall Veterinary Services, 1 Crowshall Lane, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1AD
  1. email: hlamb{at}

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‘I AVOID mental health work – I don’t want to be tarred with the mad brush.’ If you think this line is cringeworthy and ignorant, that’s because it was deliberately written to be so. Some of you may recognise this quote from the out of touch patois of Alan Partridge. While it may be sitcom-worthy, it sadly represents an attitude that is still prevalent in society. An attitude that says, ‘don’t seek help, people won’t take you seriously again’.

Unlike for Partridge, this is not a subject that can be avoided by the veterinary profession, nor can …

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