Strategic Workforces

Advanced Strategies for Supporting Mental Health

November 18, 2024

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm |

We’ll explore nuanced approaches to implementing comprehensive mental health programs, navigating organizational challenges unique to the animal welfare field, and fostering a culture of well-being. Through in-depth case studies and interactive discussions, participants will gain actionable insights to enable them to drive positive organizational change and enhance mental health support at every level of their organization. Elevate your understanding and impact in the critical realm of organizational mental health within animal welfare.


Approved for one point in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Augusta O’Reilly, LCSW, VSW
Veterinary LCSW, VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine - Teaching Hospital
Augusta O’Reilly works as a Veterinary Licensed Clinical Social Worker at VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, Teaching Hospital. In her role she focuses on supporting families that are experiencing caregiver burnout, pet related grief, and other emotional stress related to their non-human family member. She is an advocate for trauma informed care, supporting mental health of animal care professionals and a One Health approach in all the work she supports. In the past she has provided services to animal welfare organizations, animal clinics and other programs looking to support the human-animal bond and mental health.