Make looking after your mental health and wellbeing a priority

It has been a difficult 12 months for those in the dental profession. Many individuals suffer from high levels of stress and anxiety even before the pandemic struck.

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing is always a priority. So Practice Plan and Wesleyan Dental have come together to launch Wellbeing Matters Month.

Throughout April, a range of resources and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and cope with the stresses of life in dentistry will be available online and through social media.

You can access content from a number of experts, including advice from NHS dentist and wellbeing coach Dr Mahrukh Khwaja. Practice Plan recently caught up with Dr Khwaja to talk about Mind Ninja. This is a company that delivers a preventive workplace resilience and mental health first aid programme to improve the mental wellbeing of dental and health care professionals.

Dr Khwaja explained the importance of finding the positives in practice. As well as how to boost levels of optimism in your team through exercising the muscle of gratitude. She also covers how simple things, such as finding the time to smile and laugh, can make a big difference.

As well as bringing you expert advice, Practice Plan and Wesleyan Dental will also showcase the brilliant work mental health charities in the profession are carrying out. And the support that they provide.

Across the month, a plethora of other information is available on how you can deal with issues. Not just in the workplace, but also in your daily lives. Such as financial worries, loneliness, target delivery, relationships, exercise, diet and much more.

Keep an eye out on social media for the hashtag #wellbeingmatters. Head across to Practice Plan’s and Wesleyan Dental’s wellbeing pages to find out more.

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