In the UK between the 15th to the 21st of May 2023 the charity, Mental Health Foundation hosts the Mental Health Awareness Week. This makes it the perfect time to consider our mental health, the things that may be affecting it and how we can work together to improve it. This years theme is anxiety.
Alexa Charnley,from the Mental Health Foundation, said:
“We all experience anxiety but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem. However, there are things we can do to manage feelings of anxiety and stop them becoming overwhelming. For example, breathing exercises, physical activity, speaking to a trusted friend, or keeping a diary.”
Dentistry.co.uk spoke to various dental professionals including Dr Paul about what mental health means to them and asked for any tips they use to help stay balanced. They shared great insight into issues they have faced throughout their lives and the various ways they have and continue to combat them.
Here is some of Dr Paul's advice: “If you think someone is a bit down, you should take them aside and chat to them to find out what’s going on – or ask someone else to take them aside if you don’t think they’ll chat to you. When you have found out what’s going on, you should be really, really supportive”… “I think we all have to understand each other and communicate better.”
Motcomb Street Dentist is proud to be supporting mental health this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
What are some methods you have used to help deal with anxiety and are you doing anything to mark Mental Health Awareness Week?
You can read the full article on dentistry.co.uk