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How to handle Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), known more commonly as ‘winter blues’ can affect us all to some extent or another. Business Development Manager, Lesley Turner, explains more about the causes and suggests ways to help guard…

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Make Mental Wellbeing Part of your Daily Dental Routine

Professor Jo Clarke, Founder and Managing Director at Petros – Resilience for life, shares advice for dentists and their teams on how to improve their mind health, resilience and wellbeing. Dentistry is a particularly challenging…

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World Suicide Prevention Month – recognise the signs

To mark World Suicide Prevention Month, Mental Health First Aid tutor, Andy Elwood shares some ways to help people contemplating suicide. It’s not uncommon for people to think about suicide. In the UK, 20% of…

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Career breaks as a benefit to employees and the practice

Specialist HR and Employment Solicitor, Sarah Buxton discusses the best way to structure career breaks for employees. As practices continue to experience difficulties recruiting and retaining good staff, it’s important to consider what benefits you…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Panic attacks.

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (15th – 21st May) is Anxiety. Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Andy Elwood, talks about panic attacks, something people living with anxiety may experience. Here he…

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The road to recovery

The transition from Winter to Spring can see weather that’s Jekyll and Hyde! One day, the weather is mild and sunny and we’re able to enjoy the crocuses peeping their heads above the ground and…

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“If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works” – Louise Hay

In his latest blog, Mental Health First Aid instructor, Andy Elwood, turns his thoughts to love, and the importance self-love plays in our wellbeing. A phrase that resonates with me is ‘be your own best…

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Check in with yourself for better results

If the excesses of Christmas and the start of the New Year got you thinking about self-improvement, then Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Andy Elwood, suggests ways you can be more successful in your aspirations.…

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Thinking like a Community – or a Dental Practice?

Area Manager, Gary Nelson muses on the need for a sense of community to return to the workplace. These past few weeks and months I have observed many times the importance of community and belonging.…

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Supporting team members during the menopause

To mark Menopause Awareness Month, Business Development Manager, Shelley Clegg, caught up with HR and employment solicitor, Sarah Buxton, to find out about the sorts of things practices can do to support team members experiencing…

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Mindfulness – How it can help you relax away from the practice

Wellbeing and Engagement Coach and Trainer, Caroline Suggett, takes a look at the topic of mindfulness and explains the techniques you and your staff can use to help you switch off from the stresses and…

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Flexible working requests

Sarah Buxton, FTA Law Employment Solicitor, looks at what you should do if a staff member has a change in circumstances and comes to you with a flexible working request. Right to request This isn’t…

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