Focus on your wellbeing

It has never been more important to recognise the importance of looking after our wellbeing and how important it is for us to feel calm, secure, and confident in dealing with the ups and downs of modern life. This said, focussing on our wellbeing is easily forgotten when demands of everyday are front and centre.

In our wellbeing section, we’ve created a space solely dedicated to helping you focus on you. Here, you’ll find resources helping you to understand what positive wellbeing means to you, what you can do to achieve and maintain this and how to look out for and support those around you.

Employment & HR Guidance

Sarah Buxton – Stress at work

Sarah Buxton speaks about a topic which affects everybody at some point – stress at work. Sarah discusses how to deal with stress in the workplace and the importance of taking a risk assessment and acting upon it if you know of someone that is stressed.

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Sarah Buxton – Miscarriage

Sarah Buxton discusses the upsetting topic of miscarriage and stillbirth and ways in which you can offer further support to team members going through this and how to deal with these circumstances.

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Sarah Buxton – Career breaks

When considering looking after the team's wellbeing, it's important to look at what benefits you can provide. A lot of team members like a good work-life balance and consider career breaks. Having a written policy in place would be ideal, Sarah discusses what you should include.

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Sarah Buxton – Gender identity

It's important as a practice that you have a commitment to equal opportunities. You need make sure your Equality and Diversity Policy is up-to-date, as well as a supportive and inclusive environment. Here, Sarah Buxton discusses what should be in the policies.

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Team Wellbeing

Looking after your team’s health and wellbeing guide

This guide from NHS England supports any team that is seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of members of the team, through a culture change approach.

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Mental health first aider courses

Former paramedic and mental health specialist, Andy Elwood, explains what the Mental Health First Aider course involves and how it can benefit practices and their teams.

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Spread some Winter cheer – Just Because!

Area Manager, Gary Nelson, suggests ways in which you can boost the morale of the team during the winter months.

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Keeping your mind as healthy as your teeth

Listen to Jo Clarke, Founder and Director at Petros - Resilience for life, who shares some top tips for dentists and practice teams to improve resilience and wellbeing.

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Your Wellbeing

Help and support is here

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, the mental health charities, organisations and support groups in this download can offer expert advice.

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Wellbeing support guide

Download the guide from The British Doctors and Dentists Group, which has been created for dental professionals and outlines strategies to maintain your wellbeing and techniques for self-care.

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The racing mind – a guide

This guide, written by Sleepio, looks at a few evidence-based techniques to help overcome the racing mind and encourage a good night’s sleep.

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Coping in a crisis

Keep track of how you're feeling, get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis from the Samaritans Self-Help.

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