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You’ve dedicated your life to taking care of others, but in these new and uncertain times it’s never been more important to take care of yourself too.

We all have mental health; it’s deeply personal and ever-changing as we move through our lives and careers. And we all have times when life gets on top of us. Whether you want to lower your stress, sleep better or reduce burnout, getting the right support can help you take positive steps to wellbeing.

We’re partnering with ICAS International to deliver a flexible and professional wellbeing service for our members. This means you have access to daily advice and information via the ICAS ECare app and if you need to, you can talk one-on-one to a licensed counsellor as part of your membership.

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Podcast 04/04/2022

Podcast - The Torque: a series for dental hygienists and dental thera...

Podcast - The Torque: a series for dental hygienists and dental therapists - Episode 2

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Join Claire Stott, Case Manager and Dental Hygienist, and Victoria Wilson, Dental Therapist and Founder of Smile Revolution, as they examine the issues that matter to dental care professionals right now.

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Press release 28/10/2020

Covid-19: Half of UK dentists feel pessimistic about the future

Covid-19: Half of UK dentists feel pessimistic about the future

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45% of UK dentists feel their mental wellbeing is worse compared to the start of the pandemic, and nearly half (48%) say they feel pessimistic about the future, according to a survey.

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Confidential counselling from ICAS


Dental Protection members can now access a counselling service as part of their membership for work-related issues such as stress, burnout, anxiety and conflict.

Our counselling service is provided by our trusted partners ICAS, who offer a personalised and professional service tailored specifically to the members’ requirements and delivered by experienced qualified counsellors. 

Members can access telephone support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and face-to-face counselling sessions can be arranged if necessary.

The service is entirely confidential and independent of Dental Protection – any members’ contact with ICAS will remain private – and accessing the service is easy. 

To book your session call ICAS on 0808 189 4385 and quote your Dental Protection membership number.

ECare app from ICAS

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

Keep on top of your wellbeing with recipes, articles and advice. Take positive steps to improvement with 5-day challenges, wellness assessments, personal health reports, interactive quizzes and more.

Wellbeing Phone App

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

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50% off Portal Premium: the award-winning wellbeing app that takes you away from it all

Our surroundings have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing, but we often have little control over the environments we spend most of our time in. Portal changes that.

Portal harnesses the power of immersive technology, including 3D spatial audio and smart lighting integration, to provide instant escapes to some of the most calming, remote and peaceful locations on the planet. From tropical beaches in Thailand to thunderstorms in the Amazon rainforest, these environments are all designed to help you sleep, focus, relax and unwind.

“This is quickly becoming the front line’s saviour to aid in relaxing and switching off.” Alex, UK doctor

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Breaking the burnout cycle

A recent Dental Protection survey of dentists in the UK 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 dental team.

50% of those surveyed said they have considered leaving the profession for reasons relating to their wellbeing.
Half of those that responded are dissatisfied with their work/life balance.
Over 60% feel unable to take a break

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Podcast: Getting to sleep during COVID-19

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw 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.

Recorded webinar: Building Resilience and Avoiding Burnout

Increasing demands placed upon the modern clinician means measurable burnout is significantly growing among the profession. Join Dr Suzy Jordache and Dr David Monaghan for this webinar, designed to inform and empower practitioners to help manage this threat to themselves and patient safety.

Article: Managing stress

We consider the contributing factors and the potential solutions for managing stress and protecting your mental health.

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