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Introducing Wisdom – the new free portal for your wellbeing

Wisdom is the new service offered by our partners at Health Assured. Replacing their previous version – My Healthy Advantage, the new revitilised system has an advanced set of tools and features.

The new features were designed to improve your mental and physical health by using personal metrics to set goals and achievements. Read our top 10 things to know about the new app and online portal.

  1. How easy it is to set up

To access the resources you’ll need to create an account. The organisational code is MHA141171. enabling you to access the resources under the BDA Benevolent Fund’s package. Simply follow the link below, enter the code, then your email address and create a password on the Wisdom app or website. You’re all good to go!

2. How quickly you get into the habit of using it

Through the app you can log your mood, activities, and progress each day, at work at home or on the go so it learns more about what resources you will find useful and is a mini health check.

3. The wealth of resources to choose from

From articles, podcasts, yoga, guided meditations, to student advice and men’s health, there’s so much beneficial content available on Wisdom. There’s something for everyone, and so many topical preferences to select from that you can manage in the app. Pick the content you want to see.

4. How much water you should be drinking!

Wisdom’s health trackers and 4 week plans all aim to encourage gradual positive changes to your everyday life. They raise interesting lessons like just how much water you really should be drinking! What else can you look to improve in your daily life?

5. Mental activity is just as valued as physical activity

Wisdom lets you track your activity, recommending 30 minutes a day embracing mental activity, including things like baking, gaming, journaling, and meditation.

6. How many ways there are to breathe

Sounds crazy, right? But Wisdom has three completely different breathing exercises, whether you want the classic approach, need to refocus, or want to calm down at the start or end of the day. Each can be changed to last for as little as a minute to as long as half an hour!

7. Leaderboards!

You can create and share Leaderboard challenges with friends or colleagues on the Wisdom portal. Create a leaderboard to track steps, water, or general activity, and see who is in the number one spot at the end of a week, a month, 3 months, or 6 months!

8. Live chat and video calls with counsellors

Users can access live chats or video calls with Health Assured counsellors. Sometimes one or both options are greyed out, but if you wait for a moment you’ll find they free up very quickly. In the meantime, users can request contact at a later date or call the 24/7 helpline.

9. The accessibility settings

The sheer amount of accessibility options for the Wisdom portal will surprise and amaze you! The portal is truly inclusive and designed to be used by everyone, with settings for everything from blindness, to epilepsy, to ADHD.

10. Recipes!

Yes, you heard right – the Wisdom portal has recipes on it! They might be the last thing you expected to find there. They all look very healthy, very yummy, and cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, and naughty snacks! So if good nutritious food is your thing, get searching the very latest recipes for cooking inspiration.

There is so much more to the Wisdom portal than simply tracking your health. It encourages positive changes in behaviour and gives simple, actionable advice. It’s quick, easy, and free to make an account, so it’s well worth signing up for and downloading the app!

Get started today and get in touch to let us know how it’s making a difference.

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Dr Austin Banner

Vice-Chairman

  • Trustee since 2010
  • Dental speciality – Retired consultant Orthodontist
  • County – Southern Counties
  • I am a Past President of the BDA Southern Counties Branch with extensive experience in committee, management, teaching, and training.

Dr Peter Crooks

Trustee

  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental Speciality – General Dental Practitioner
  • County – Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • I am the representative of the Principal Executive Committee of the BDA on the BDA Benevolent Fund Board. I hope to continue and foster the close working relationship between the Charity and the BDA, of whose members are also members of the charity. I’m also a Director and Secretary of a charitable company – CHEERS Youth Centre

Dr Molly Deykin

Trustee

  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental speciality – General Dental Practitioner
  • County – London
  • I have been involved in student support groups and I was elected British Dental Student Association President. I worked with the Sands Cox Charity when I was the Dental School Society Vice-President. After graduating I was the Foundation Dentist Representative on the BDA Young Dentists Committee.

Dr Allan Franklin

Trustee

  • Trustee since 2003
  • Dental speciality – General Dental Practitioner for 35 years
  • County – Oldham/ Rochdale
  • I am the Chairman of BDA Oldham & Rochdale Section (and previous Secretary). Chairman for the E.Lancs & E Cheshire Branch of BDA in charge of section regeneration. Previous Chairman of British Society for Dental Hypnosis (as it was then) and involved in Local Dental Committees.

Dr Alex Gormley

Trustee

  • Trustee since 2020
  • Dental Speciality – Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Bristol
  • County – Bristol
  • I have worked in primary dental care and a maxillofacial unit since graduation. I am continuing my dental core training alongside academic training at the University of Bristol. I also serve as the Early Career Representative as an invited board member at the FDS at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Chris Hayward

Treasurer

  • Trustee since 2013
  • Dental speciality – Associate Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Lead Clinician Dental Emergency Department Newcastle Dental Hospital, Honorary  Clinical Lecturer Newcastle Dental School
  • County – Newcastle/ Northern Counties
  • I have been active in the BDA at Section, Branch, and National Levels. I was a member of the Rep Board/Body; a former member of the BDA PEC; a Director of International Affairs; and the previous BDA Board.

Dr Philip Henderson

Trustee

  • Trustee since 2006
  • Dental Speciality-Principal Practice Owner and in General Dental Service for 37 years.
  • County – Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • I have been a Church Elder for 34 years with pastoral care responsibility Local Dental Adviser for Dental Protection including attending GDC Hearings and Probity work in NHS Current member “Probing Dental Stress” group in N.I.
  • Past: LDC Chair, N.I.DPC Chair, Northern Ireland Branch BDA President, Director of the BDA’s PEC for two terms

Dr Ros Keeton

Chairman

  • Trustee since 2008
  • Dental Specialty – Leadership and management of Dental Services
  • County – Shropshire
  • I am an experienced NHS Chief Executive and health care leader who combines a dental background with substantial leadership experience. I am also a Chairman of a specialist hospice and EOL charity Compton Care. I am a passionate and committed advocate for dentists in distress.

Dr Stuart Robson

Trustee

  • Trustee since 2006
  • Dental speciality – A General Dental Practitioner
  • County– North Yorkshire
  • Former President of BDA 1999- 2000, previous Vice-Chairman of BDA Council and also Dental Services Committee. On behalf of North Yorkshire LDC, was organiser and lead of the North Yorkshire PASS (Practitioner Advice and Support Scheme) preventing some dentist with problems having dire financial and professional difficulties.

Dr Bill Creedon

Trustee

  • Trustee since 2014
  • Dental speciality – GDP
  • County – Hampshire
  • I have been in general practice for over 20 years as a practice owner in Southampton. The last four years I have been also working at Kings College, London. I am Chair of the BDA’s Wessex branch and Vice Chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LDC.