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Let's talk about Mental Health! Our mission is to change the perceptions of mental health for those working in the medical sector and to develop bespoke mental health support for doctors. We are committed to developing a body of research that supports evaluated the effect of the varying work environments on doctors’ mental health with a hope to change perceptions and breaks taboo. Welcome to our podcast. We hope you enjoy the range of topics and open discussions about doctors mental and physical wellbeing. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors. As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors. Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us. If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting. To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331, or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970. Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.

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Let's talk about Mental Health! Our mission is to change the perceptions of mental health for those working in the medical sector and to develop bespoke mental health support for doctors. We are committed to developing a body of research that supports evaluated the effect of the varying work environments on doctors’ mental health with a hope to change perceptions and breaks taboo. Welcome to our podcast. We hope you enjoy the range of topics and open discussions about doctors mental and physical wellbeing. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors. As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors. Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us. If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting. To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331, or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970. Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.

    Surviving to Thriving - How I overcame mental health stigma to seek support: Ft. Dr Stephanie Slater

    Surviving to Thriving - How I overcame mental health stigma to seek support: Ft. Dr Stephanie Slater

    In this episode, we had the privilege of speaking to YOD Ambassador, Dr Stephanie Slater. 

    We explore: 
    Dr Stephanie's inspirational and honest account of her personal battle with depression & anxiety  - and how she transitioned from surviving to thriving Overcoming stigma about anti-depressants and practical advice about what to expectCelebrating Dr Alex George's 'Post The Pill' campaign to break down antidepressant stigma The huge value of therapy and her experience of talking therapy and CBT therapy The importance of being curious about yourself  - why you act and think the way you do - to help yourself grow and face situations better mentally equipped - as well as understanding how others act and think the way they doThe immeasurable damage of stigma & shame - as a doctor and beyondThe huge benefits of growing from adversity - including the ability to better connect and empathise as doctors with our patientsThe need to accept that life isn't perfect..and that's okay!The mental health 'must haves' in her personal routine

    ...& so much more!During the show, Dr Stephanie recommended the following that helped her:
    'Attached' book by Dr Amir Levine'When Things Fall Apart' book by Pema Chodron'Lost Connections' book by Johann HariBrene Brown Ted Talk on 'The Power of Vulnerability'Team YOD feel so privileged, educated and enriched by this conversation and we know you all will too. Thank you Dr Stephanie. We are proud  to call you our YOD Ambassador! 

    This podcast was:
    Hosted by YOD CEO, Dr Daniel Gearon and YOD Chief Psychotherapist, Chris CherrySponsored by #FirstRespondersFirst, an initiative of Thrive Global, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the CAA Foundation.  We are proud to partner with them to support doctors globally.

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    If you like what you hear, please do give us a rating to help us reach as many people as possible.

    It is worth noting that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.  Throughout our podcasts, we discuss issues affecting physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that at times some may find upsetting, if you find yourself affected by these please seek professional help.

    As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors.  Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us.  If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting.  To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331,  or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.  Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.   See you on the next YOD pod.

    • 35 min
    Challenging Attitudes, Beliefs & Systems for Medics' Mental Health: ft. Former WHO Mental Health Director, Prof. Shekhar Saxena

    Challenging Attitudes, Beliefs & Systems for Medics' Mental Health: ft. Former WHO Mental Health Director, Prof. Shekhar Saxena

    Brand new YODPOD episode with Prof. Shekhar Saxena: former WHO Mental Health Director & YOD Patron! 
    Being one of the world's leading voices on mental health and a change-maker for medic mental health in the USA and beyond, we delve into what needs to be challenged across existing beliefs, attitudes and systems to improve the mental health of medical workers with Prof. Saxena. 

    We explore: 
    Challenging the belief that a healthcare worker’s job should be all encompassing, and if it isn’t then we have failed The next generation’s attitude of seeing healthcare as a job rather than a ‘calling’ resulting in healthier work/life boundariesExploring whether having a more personal and intimate connection to your job, like relationships, is the reason for experiencing higher feelings of guilt, judgement and criticism The need to shift the view of the responsibility of looking after our healthcare workers’ mental health from the individual to the organisationThe increased hostility of the public towards medics because of organisational limitations / failures – and the resentment that causesProfessor Shekhar’s global view of healthcare workers’ mental health and the countries which are performing best and worst, including why USA appears to be progressing faster than EuropeAn assessment of medic mental health solutions – including tech, community and education on talking about death  The importance of community – and how proud we are of the YOD community which support and empower each other The incredible work of #FirstRespondersFirst, which Prof. Shekhar is a leader of, their change-making partnership with YOD -  and the new ‘All In’ campaign.….and much more! 
    Prof. Saxena is former WHO Mental Health Director, current Professor of Global Mental Health at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, #FirstRespondersFirst leda and much more. 

    This episode was hosted by:
    Dr Daniel Gearon, CEO & Founder of YOD Chris Cherry, YOD Trustee & UKCP Psychotherapist ..and sponsored by:

    #FirstRespondersFirst, an initiative of Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, Thrive Global and the CAA Foundation- who we are privileged to partner with to support doctors' mental health globally. 
    Don't forget, you can:
    Huddle with YOD every Wednesday - a free virtual psychotherapist-led peer support group for doctors Text YOD to 85258 for 24/7 confidential text support ...................................

    If you like what you hear, please do give us a rating to help us reach as many people as possible.

    Please note that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.  Throughout our podcasts, we discuss issues affecting physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that at times some may find upsetting, if you find yourself affected by these please seek professional help.

    As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors.  Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us.  If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting.  To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331,  or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.  Thank you for listening and we look f

    • 54 min
    Presenteeism, doing your best & how to stay mentally well in medicine with Prof Nick Glozier

    Presenteeism, doing your best & how to stay mentally well in medicine with Prof Nick Glozier

    In this episode Chris Cherry & Dr Katrina Sheikh are joined by Professor Nick Glozier. Nick is  a consultant psychiatrist specialising in epidemiology, trials and health services research. He has a research interests in public mental health, function, sleep, the workplace, stress, disability and discrimination in our changing psychosocial and technological environments. In thirteen years since arriving in Australia he has been awarded over $60 million in nationally competitive grants as a Chief Investigator, and is a theme leader in the new ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence
    This episode covers:
    👉 Bullying at work
    👉 Presenteeism in the medical profession 
    👉 Sick days as a doctor 
    👉 Consequences of graduate medical schools on mental health 
    👉 The traits of a doctor
    👉 Grumpy worker effect 
    👉 Decline in Mental ill health and the rise in mental health awareness 
    👉 The systemic changes required to support doctors mental health 
    👉 NGO's focus - what's your sphere of influence? 
     
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    If you like what you hear, please do give us a rating to help us reach as many people as possible.

    It is worth noting that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.  Throughout our podcasts, we discuss issues affecting physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that at times some may find upsetting, if you find yourself affected by these please seek professional help.

    As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors.  Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us.  If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting.  To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331,  or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.  Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.   See you on the next YOD pod.

    • 58 min
    Doctors' Mental Health in the USA - Our Journey: Ft. J Corey Feist

    Doctors' Mental Health in the USA - Our Journey: Ft. J Corey Feist

    We were privileged to host the inspirational J Corey Feist from all the way over in the USA. In loving memory of his sister-in law, New York doctor, Dr Lorna Breen.

    J. Corey Feist is:  
    Founder of the Dr Lorna Breen Heroes FoundationRecent CEO of the University of Virginia Physicians GroupTeacher of the course 'Managing in a Pandemic: The challenge of Covid-19'A lawyer and MBA holder We explore: 
    The deeply sad story of Dr Lorna Breen, a New York physician, who tragically died by suicide in 2020. She had no prior mental health issues & no history of depression or suicide. Before her death, she spoke strongly about the intense shame and fear of stigma of being unable to cope with workplace pandemic demands, her fear of losing her licence because of getting mental health support & the loss of identity because of this. Out of the sadness, Lorna's sister & husband, our inspirational podcast guest - J. Corey Feist - decided to make a change for other healthcare workers - and founded the Dr Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation. They have made huge progress including creating the 'The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act' which passed the US Senate and the House of Representatives in 2021 which aims to reduce and prevent suicide and mental health problems among healthcare professionals.We compare doctors' mental health in the US  &the UK - to take learnings from each other about the practical steps needed to make positive change. Amongst other solutions was a clear passion for peer support to stop institutionalised stigma - noting the difference that each one of us can make to our colleague's wellbeing. Both of our organisations were founded on tragedy - from which we have sought to create light for others. 
    This podcast was:
    Hosted by YOD CEO & co-founder, Dr Dan Gearon & YOD Psychotherapist, Chris Cherry Sponsored by #FirstRespondersFirst - who we are privileged to partner with to support doctors' mental health globally. ...................................

    If you like what you hear, please do give us a rating to help us reach as many people as possible.

    It is worth noting that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.  Throughout our podcasts, we discuss issues affecting physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that at times some may find upsetting, if you find yourself affected by these please seek professional help.

    As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors.  Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us.  If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting.  To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331,  or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.  Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.   See you on the next YOD pod.

    • 59 min
    Our Mental Health - Post Pandemic: Ft. the CEO of Mind charity, Paul Farmer

    Our Mental Health - Post Pandemic: Ft. the CEO of Mind charity, Paul Farmer

    In this episode, Team YOD were privileged to speak to one of the leading voices in mental health today - the CEO of the Mind charity, Paul Farmer. 

    We explore: 
    Where society's mental health is today, drawn from Mind & YOD's experiences - & who the  vulnerable sections of society areThe huge increased demand for NHS mental health services resulting in a waiting list of 1.6m+ people The impact of this on GP demand & workloads - and how they can most effectively address this both in virtual & face-to-face consultations Why doctors still struggle to seek their own mental health support - incl. stigma, the archaic hierarchy, medical school training habits & the aura around doctors preventing them from being their true selvesThe pivotal role of organisations via leadership, visibility of mental health champions & tailored support - & the challenges for a vast & fragmented organisation like the NHSPost pandemic positives incl. greater curiosity & awareness of own mental health, reduced stigma & heightened sensitivity in looking out for others The need for innovation incl. the need to put prevention as a prioritThe current & future role of policy and government support in creating systematic changeA reflection on what is to come: the challenges of the huge fallout from the pandemic - alongside the opportunity to reshape our personal & organisational agendas to place mental health & wellbeing at the forefront, for which YOD is proud to drive forwards for doctorsThis episode is:

    Hosted by Dr Mark Seaman 👨‍⚕️, GP Trainee & YOD Trustee - & Chris Cherry 🍒, our resident psychotherapist

    Sponsored by #FirstRespondersFirst - who we are privileged to partner with to support doctors' mental health globally.

    Please do give us a rating if you like what you hear to help us reach as many medics as possible.

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    It is worth noting that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.  Throughout our podcasts, we discuss issues affecting physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that at times some may find upsetting, if you find yourself affected by these please seek professional help.

    As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors.  Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us.  If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting.  To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331,  or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.  Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.   See you on the next YOD pod.

    • 42 min
    Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Associate Professor Elyse Park on resiliency & stress

    Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Associate Professor Elyse Park on resiliency & stress

    In this episode YOD resident psychotherapist and founder Dr Dan Gearon are honoured to joined by Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) associate Professor of Psychiatry, Elyse Parks to discuss her expertise on resiliency and the effects of low level stress on the mind and physical health.


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    If you like what you hear, please do give us a rating to help us reach as many people as possible.

    It is worth noting that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.  Throughout our podcasts, we discuss issues affecting physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that at times some may find upsetting, if you find yourself affected by these please seek professional help.

    As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors.  Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us.  If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting.  To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331,  or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.  Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.   See you on the next YOD pod.

    • 46 min

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