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Moving more for Mental Health Awareness Week with Sarah Barnard

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Practice Plan Regional Sales Manager, Sarah Barnard, talks about the benefit of exercise and suggests ways to incorporate it into your daily life. The theme of this year’s Mental…

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Breaking the taboo of addiction

Despite celebrities and prominent public figures sharing their stories, addiction remains a taboo subject. Which is why it’s brave of qualified dentist Sheetal Jain, to share her experience of learning to live with addiction and…

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New Year habits that can last all year!

January is often a month littered with failed good intentions. How many times have we made a New Year resolution only to have given it up before we even reach Burns Night (25th January, in…

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Dan’s becoming a Mo Bro

Not only is it November but it’s also Movember, the month when strange growths start appearing below the noses of usually clean-shaven men! This year, Practice Plan graphic designer, Daniel Roberts, along with his football…

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999 Comments – have empathy with your customers

Are you lacking in fellow feeling at the moment? Are you feeling inclined to agree with French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre when he said, “Hell is other people”? If so, Area Manager, Gary Nelson, has some…

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Debunking some myths about suicide

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Andy Elwood sets out to bust some of the myths about suicide. Suicide is a big problem in modern society. To…

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Helping anxious patients

Dr Niall Neeson, aka the Calming Dentist, looks at how to help patients who may experience anxiety about visiting the dentist. I became interested in this topic because I noticed that with a lot of…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Anxiety

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (15th to 21st May) is Anxiety. Here Dave Smithson, Operations Director of the charity Anxiety UK , explains more about the nature of anxiety and suggests…

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Maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem

Area Manager, Gary Nelson, suggests looking on the bright side as he reflects on the first quarter of 2023. What’s happening? It’s one of the top questions I get asked each week. Usually followed closely…

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Stress awareness month

April is stress awareness month. Here Mental Health First Aid instructor, Andy Elwood, explains more about stress and the purpose of Stress Awareness Month. Established in 1992, Stress Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of…

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Three years in a month

A throwaway remark at a recent football match became a lightbulb moment for Area Manager, Gary Nelson. Here he explains why. You learn something from everyone you meet, something my dad has instilled in me…

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In this month of love, love yourself first

Mental Health First Aid instructor, Andy Elwood, explains why it’s important to learn to love yourself so you can love others. Love is an emotion that we can feel in many different contexts. We’re obviously…

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Remember your why

Happy New Year to you. Let’s tip toe into 2023 without wakening its grumpy brother, 2022, or its long-lost cousin of 2022 and definitely not its evil stepsister, 2020. The first weeks back in any…

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Dealing with stress

As the rise in the cost-of-living shows no signs of abating, many in dentistry are starting to feel the strain. Dental Business Coach, Mark Oborn, offers some suggestions to help people cope better with stress.…

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How to navigate the festive season

Figures from YouGov and the Mental Health Foundation show 25% of people experience a downturn in their mental health over Christmas, and 54% of people are worried about someone else’s mental health over Christmas. In…

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It’s tache-tastic Movember

You may have noticed that during the month of November normally clean shaven men start losing their fresh-faced look and start cultivating hairy growths of various styles on their upper lips! That’s because November is…

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Asking for help

Area Manager, Gary Nelson looks back at the past couple of years and urges people to ask for support and revive the spirit of community, compassion and caring that was displayed during the early stages…

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Menopause Awareness – Cognition and Mood

Although World Menopause Day is held every year on 18th October, the whole of the month of October is given over to raising awareness of the menopause and how it affects people. The theme of…

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