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STOP – and take good care of yourself! Five tips to look after your wellbeing during Stress Awareness Month

As April is Stress Awareness Month, Tina Wixon shares five ideas to help you take care of your mental wellbeing in these trying times. The list of things that can cause us to be stressed…

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Regional Support Manager, Gary Nelson harks back to his (relative) youth and finds an unexpected source of good advice for April’s Stress Awareness Month. Almost 32 years ago, back in 1990, Vanilla Ice released those…

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Dealing with burnout

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, looks at four ways of dealing with burnout when you’re rushed off your feet in your practice…

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Psynergy – Dealing with mental health in practice

Practice Plan Area Manager, Suki Singh, caught up with dentist Dr Ritesh Aggarwal, of Psynergy Mental Health, to talk about the work they do to help dental practices improve the mental health of their staff……

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The importance of a mental health first aider, and why you should have healthy conversations with your team

Sales Support Manager, Michelle Hardy, caught up with Inclusion and Diversity Manager for Wesleyan, Naheem Ahmed, to talk being a mental health first aider and the importance of having conversations with your staff… MH: Hi…

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Five small ways to lift your mood and spirit

Regional Support Manager, Lou Bone, looks at five ways you can lift your own mood and spirit and that of your staff… We can all feel a little bit low sometimes, and that could be…

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Top tips to help with a healthier and happier lifestyle

Regional Support Manager, Sarah Barnard, gives you a number of tips for living a healthier and happier lifestyle, both in and out of practice… As we all know dentistry can be a stressful profession –…

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Mindfulness – it’s like gym training for the brain

Caroline Suggett shares her two top mindfulness techniques that can help you take a break from the stresses and strains of practice life… First off, like many people you may be thinking, what is mindfulness?…

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The importance of happy thinking

Regional Support Manager Gary Nelson looks at the importance of happy thinking and how it can improve your practice…. There are many things we cannot control in this crazy world we currently live in, however,…

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Being your own best friend

Andy Elwood explores five ways to improve your mental health by being your own best friend…. We’ve all had rough patches in the last year and the way I’ve coped is by using a technique…

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Three top tips to improve your team’s wellbeing

Dr Mahrukh Khwaja spends her time practising as an NHS dentist as well as helping other professionals to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Practice Plan recently caught up with Mahrukh, who founded the wellbeing…

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How to encourage mental resilience within your team

Louise Bone asks Johanna Hooper, a performance coach who specialises in leadership, three burning questions on how to support your team through tough times… LB: How can practice leaders support their team with the stress…

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‘Language Timothy’

Gary Nelson shares advice on how to change the words you use to make sure negativity does not seep into your working life…   Does anyone remember the sitcom ‘Sorry’ from the 1980s or is…

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Dentists offering an empathetic ear to their fellow professionals

Concerns around the mental health of dentists across the UK have continued to grow over recent years – with many studies showing the high levels of stress and anxiety felt within the profession. A survey…

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Good wellbeing habits to develop in practice

Practice Plan’s Sarah Barnard shares her insights into why your team’s wellbeing is vital for the future and how to encourage it in your practice’s work environment… Why wellbeing is key to a well-performing practice…

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Improve your sleep with a better bedtime routine

Brand and Communications Manager, Sian Grace, explains how to get the best night’s sleep and why it’s important. Sleeping badly and poor well-being often go hand in hand. A bad night’s sleep can make you…

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A brighter spring…

Spring is here and many of us are happy to see the longer days that come with it. Looking back, February was, for many, the most challenging month of the year yet, and in that…

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Your dentistry questions answered: mental health

Practice Plan’s Zoe Close looks for answers to the questions you’re asking… How can I manage my anxiety at work? Surveys conducted by Practice Plan, the BDA and Dental Protection over the last few years…

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