Access to confidential counselling, wellbeing app, podcasts, webinars and more
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 Hub app and if you need to, you can talk one-on-one to a licensed counsellor as part of your membership.
Latest updates and resources
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.
Access to the ICAS Hub app is just one of the benefits of Dental Protection membership.
The Hub app provides a personalised online wellness service, offering members 24/7 access to confidential advice, guidance, and self-learning tools created by experts.
Keep on top of your wellbeing with a selection of recipes, articles, and advice, and take positive steps to improvement with five-day challenges, wellness assessments, personal health reports, interactive quizzes, and more.
Search for ‘ICAS Hub’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play and use code MD001 to get started.
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
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.
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.