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CPD Approx. 1:30 Hours

P221 Mental Health Wellness Framework

Speakers: Fiona Ellwood BEM Ian Mills Roslyn McMullan BDS FDS Dip Orth RCSE FICDDr Wendy ThompsonProf. Tim Newton

  • About This Course

This recorded webinar is in collaboration with the College of General Dentistry and the Dental Professional Alliance. Hosted by Wendy Thompson, Speakers: Fiona Ellwood, Roslyn McMullan, Tim Newton, and Ian Mills.

Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.

A dental initiative has been launched to encourage all dental workplaces to make Mental Health Wellness a priority.

The Mental Health Wellness strategic steering group was formed through the Dental Professional Alliance, specifically to co-design, develop and maintain a framework that encourages and enables all dental professionals to act in a timely, appropriate, and safe manner when identifying Mental Health Wellness issues in the workplace. The strategic steering group has been led and Chaired by Fiona Ellwood BEM DPA, a trained and practising Mental Health First Aider, and Roz McMullan, Chair of Probing Stress in Dentistry in Northern Ireland.

This interactive webinar discusses this new initiative and what colleagues can do.  It also explores the results of a paper on mental health that will be published in an upcoming issue of the Primary Dental Journal.


This course aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the new dental initiative 'The Mental Health Wellness' strategic steering group. It will give an overview of 'Stress, Anxiety and Burnout' including implications for individuals and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


  • Consider and contextualise 'Stress, Anxiety and Burnout' through the eyes of the wider dental and oral health care team.
  • Identify factors that influence and impact on mental health and mental ill health, including in the context of a global threat to life.
  • Explore ways of overcoming/managing mental health challenges.
  • Synthesise thoughts and plan to keep 'self' and others psychologically and emotionally well.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this webinar delegates will understand and appreciate 'Stress, Anxiety and Burnout,' including implications for individuals and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

GDC Development Outcomes

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