In this week’s show, Brad talks to dentist, Ritesh Aggarwal, the founder of Psynergy Mental Health, about the issue of mental wellbeing in the dental profession, and how we can not only spot the tell-tale symptoms, but administer the treatment necessary to get us back on our feet. KEY TAKEAWAYS Having a mental health strategy is not just about encountering and dealing with issues when they arise, but providing a safe enough space that people feel comfortable enough to talk about issues when they surface. Pain is all subjective. By bringing in a level of objectivity, we gain a more robust perspective and outside analysis. Perfectionism is a real mental health issue. It leads to overthinking, and concentrating on the minutiae of detail. which is incredibly important in dentistry work, but can lead to mental health issues later. The UK economy loses over £45 billion per year through mental health issues. £7 billion is lost through absenteeism. £29 billion is lost through presenteeism. It’s very clear that investing in mental wellbeing should be at the top of the agenda for all businesses. BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s absolutely critical to understand how an individual feels’ ‘Dental professionals tend to be perfectionists’ ‘Do your work to the best of your ability. Don’t worry about time. That’ll come’ ’There’s a huge benefit to having a really good mental health strategy within any organisation' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Dental Business Podcast Ritesh Aggarwal LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritesh-aggarwal-3b8a0b32/?originalSubdomain=uk Psynergy Mental Health - https://psynergymentalhealth.com firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT THEHOST Brad believes that everyone at any level should be focused on achieving multiple sources of income to create diversity and balance in life. He feels passionate about helping dentists work towards freedom by building wealth in different areas and helping to develop a mindset to improve one’s ability to handle the stresses of clinical life. Still a practising dentist, Brad has implemented strategies to create a practice to allow him to carry out the dentistry he wants whilst continually expanding with loyal staff and patients. These strategies can be adapted to any dentist, whether you are an associate or the practice owner, to help bring back your passion for dentistry. In addition to running a successful private dental practice, he has grown several other dental businesses and as an investor is growing wealth outside of dentistry to help protect his legacy for his growing family. He is chair of the Horsforth Town Team, dedicated to the promotion and development of business in his local area in North Leeds, UK. Due to his track record and down to earth advice, he has become sought after as a mentor and spends part of his time dedicated to mentoring dental professionals about business, mindset and personal development. CONTACT METHOD Brad Thornton Instagram Brad Thornton LinkedIn Brad Thornton Facebook email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.