Hello and welcome to this week's YOD Pod.
We are very excited to bring you one of our inspirational Trustees, Dr Meenal Galal, as this episode's guest. Dr Galal is an Emergency Medicine Consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, with a past career in corporate investment banking as well as holding an MBA. She is a huge advocate of mental health support for doctors as well as optimising performance through wellbeing.
Here she joins our host and psychotherapist Chris Cherry and CEO & Founder, Dr Daniel Gearon, in exploring the mental health challenges we face as doctors, the emotional experience of navigating the enormous change put on us as doctors, the power of building community to support us through that change - as well as the huge joys of the job and the benefits YOD brings!
The webinars of the brilliant psychotherapist, Julia Samuel, and military veteran, Brandon Young, were referenced in this episode and can be found on our YouTube channel and on our website.
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.
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