Welcome to the Mental Wellbeing Series by Dental Head Start. Join us across a limited series of episodes as we delve into the world of mental health and explore strategies and tips to improve our overall well-being. 

Hosted by Dr Kaejenn Tchia

In today’s episode I chat with Dr Mahrukh Khwaja about the how positive psychology can help us thrive in our dental careers. This is our first international guest on the DHS podcast all the way from UK. 

Dr Mahrukh Khwaja

Dr. Mahrukh Khwaja is a dentist, positive psychologist, accredited mindfulness teacher, and the founder and CEO of Mind Ninja, an award-winning wellness start-up dedicated to improving mental health and resilience among dental professionals. Mind Ninja’s comprehensive range of training, coaching, and wellness products, including the signature Mind Flossing Toolkit, have been implemented by a diverse range of organisations, including Unilever, Colgate, NHS Health Education England, King’s College London, Acteon, British Dental Association, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  

Dr. Khwaja has been named Top 50 in Dentistry two years in a row (2022 and 2021) by FMC for her work on Mental Health in Dentistry. She is also the author of the upcoming book Resilience and Well-being for Dental Professionals, published by Wiley-Blackwell. Email her on mahrukh@mind-ninja.co.uk or connect with her on Instagram @mindninja.wellbeing. 

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Dental Practitioner Support

Dental Practitioner Support is the first national 24/7 telephone and online service to support dental practitioner health and wellbeing in Australia.

The service is free, confidential and independent. Remember, good practice involves seeking support when you need it. Dental practitioners can call and speak to an experienced team ready to provide advice on a wide range of issues, including mental and physical health, workplace issues and general wellbeing.

Call them anytime you need, and even save the number in your phone so that it’s there on the day that you need it.

1800 377 700 or visit the website www.dpsupport.org.au

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