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Confidential counselling, wellbeing app, podcasts, webinars and more

Mental wellbeing is something we all manage on a day-to-day basis. At Dental Protection, we know that the pressures and demands you face as a dentist or dental care professional can make this challenging – more now than ever before.

It’s not always easy to notice when your mental wellbeing may be suffering or to know what to do to improve it. So, we’re making it easier for you to assess your own wellbeing and get support if you need it.

Whether you want to lower your stress levels, sleep better or reduce burnout, we can help you take positive steps to better mental wellbeing.

We’ve partnered with ICAS International to give you access to immediate practical support. You can talk one-on-one with a licensed counsellor as part of your membership, and access a personalised wellness service through the eCare app.

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Confidential counselling from ICAS

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As a Dental Protection member, you can access counselling as part of your membership for work-related issues or stress that you feel could impact your practice, such as burnout, anxiety and conflict.

This service is provided by our trusted partner ICAS, who offer a personalised and professional service tailored specifically to your requirements and delivered by experienced qualified counsellors.

Members can access telephone support 24/7, and face-to-face counselling sessions can be arranged. The service is entirely confidential and independent of Dental Protection – any contact you have with ICAS remains private – and accessing the service is easy.

To book your initial consultation call ICAS on 0800 999050 and quote your Dental Protection membership number.

eCare app from ICAS

New for Dental Protection members, the eCare app is a personalised online wellness service that offers fun and interactive ways to monitor, measure and promote balanced healthy living.

Learn about yourself with health checks, wellbeing assessments and personalised advice. Keep up to date with the latest health news and handy tips, and browse an on-the-go medical encyclopaedia.

Search for ‘eCare mobile’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, and use code DP001 to get started.

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Breaking the burnout cycle

A recent Dental Protection survey of dentists across five countries shows increasing levels of burnout among the profession. Burnout creates problems not just for the dentist as an individual, but it can also impact patients and the wider practice.

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Source: MPS International Breaking the Burnout Survey 2019

Other support available


Podcast:
Getting to sleep during COVID -19

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Medicolegal Lead of Risk Prevention at Dental Protection, talks to Dr David O’Regan, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Specialist at the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Exploring the potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on sleep and wellbeing, this podcast offers practical tips and techniques to help improve sleep during a time of worry and uncertainty.

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Recorded webinar:
Looking After Yourself: Self-care through COVID-19

Watch on Prism