The YOD Pod

Looking after Ourselves, Like We Do Our Patients: With GP Dr Tesh

September 23, 2021 You Okay, Doc? Season 3 Episode 6
The YOD Pod
Looking after Ourselves, Like We Do Our Patients: With GP Dr Tesh
Show Notes

Welcome to this week's YODPOD with our very own YOD ambassador, Dr Tesh Amarasinghe!

We are excited for you to listen to the brilliant and honest insights of Dr Tesh in conversation with YODPOD hosts Dr Dan Gearon, Dr Mark Seaman & YOD Psychotherapist, Chris Cherry.  Dr Tesh is a GP in Chelsea with a strong passion for improving doctors' life and a proud & valued ambassador for YOD.

Together, we explore a whole host of issues relevant to our medic lives, including:

  • The historic need for doctors to normalise talking about mental health - and how YOD's weekly Huddles (which Dr Tesh is a regular at and advocate for) is achieving that
  • Why doctors are so bad at looking after themselves, whilst being experts at looking after everyone else - and how that compares to other high pressure industries such as sport
  • Dr Tesh's advice for keeping mental health & wellbeing simple, the power of small steps, her favourite Buddhist teacher & how she prefers mindfulness done in a playful way! 
  • An honest discussion about the sexualisation of women in the medical profession - and how being part of YOD has opened eyes to how common it sadly is 
  • The need for more doctors to be better people managers - to help build a more supportive, mentally fit profession of the future 
  • ....and much more!

We hope you like listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it.

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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 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.