A couple useful links for if something is troubling you or if you are in need of more urgent help (or just a chat!) :
VetLife: 0303 040 2551
Samaritans: 116 123
Shout (For Crises) : Text 85258
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-Due to COVID-19 and the introduction of online-based assessments, we have elected to delete any submissions that we deem to be related to on-going examinations. This mainly includes questions of an ethical or medical nature. This rule will be in place until we can be sure that all examinations have been completed within an exam period. For genuine questions related to these topics, we would recommend performing a literature search.
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Thank you for familiarising yourself with these rules. Happy fessing!