The General Dental Council (GDC) welcomes the launch of the Mental Health Wellness in Dentistry Framework, published today, the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, by the Dental Professional Alliance.
In support, Rebecca Cooper, Head of GDC Policy and Research Programme, said:
“Conversations about mental health should be encouraged. Dental professionals should feel able to share their experiences and think about the steps that can be taken to improve and safeguard mental health wellness.
“Produced from within the sector, this new framework provides clear and simple everyday guidance which promotes mental health wellness for all members of the dental team. Dental professionals’ mental health plays a vital role in the provision of safe, effective, person-centred care and this framework is an important step forward.”