Traditionally, people approach us for help when they have reached a crisis point and are experiencing financial hardship. However, we recognise that not everything can be solved by offering grant funding. We now offer a range of support to help build wellbeing and financial resilience amongst dental students, dentists, and their families.
Take a look at these 5 free resources:
My healthy advantage app
Download for free from Apple Store or Google Play to access a huge range of proactive support, practical solutions and tips, and expert health and wellbeing information. The app can help you resolve and manage issues that may be affecting your mental, financial, social, and physical wellbeing. Get it today using the code MHA141171 to access.
Health and Wellbeing Portal
A fantastic range of support, from podcasts and webinars to health checks and wellness programmes. Explore what’s available to you for free. This can be accessed here. You will need the username: Benevolent and password Fund.
Telephone helpline, available 24/7
If you prefer to speak with someone, you can call the free helpline which is available 24/7 and 365 days per year. Whatever your concern, be it personal or professional, they’re available to offer advice on a vast range of topics. Call 0800 030 5182 and say you are calling from the BDA Benevolent Fund.
All calls via the helpline are triaged to ensure you access the appropriate services. As part of the support, you can benefit from telephone or face-to-face counselling. You can talk to a trained expert who can help with a specified number of sessions. Call the helpline to discuss.
Wellbeing Support for Dental Teams
The Wellbeing Support for Dental Teams resource provides information and tips for self-care and outlines how you can assess your own mental health and wellbeing. It was created for all those in the dental profession and signposts you to help available, depending on your needs and circumstances. Download now or find out more here.