Welcome to the first episode of our new YODPod Series!
We start the series with two INCREDIBLE guests discussing 'The GP Life and Wellbeing Tips'...
👨⚕️ Dr Mike Banna: GP & Director of British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
👩⚕️ Dr Punam Krishan: GP, Senior Clinical Lecturer at Glasgow University & Media Doctor
Hosted by YOD co-founders - Psychotherapist Chris Cherry 🍒 & Dr Dan - together with our brilliant YOD Founding Ambassador & GP, Dr Tesh.
We delve deep into the realities of being a GP in current times, both professionally and personally, including:
🌈 Why these each chose the GP life
🌈 How their role has changed since the pandemic - and how that has impacted them mentally
🌈 The GP highs of relationship building, human connections and being part of people's stories.
🌈 How they each have internally dealt with the media backlash against GPs and negative public opinion - and the downside of the 'hero' persona
🌈 Their personal practical strategies for keeping wellbeing high as a GP, amongst the 'ebbs and flows'
🌈 The power of therapy
Each speaks so honestly and powerfully about their own story - allowing us to genuinely appreciate and learn from their personal experiences and recommendations to improve our own wellbeing during the inevitable highs and lows of doctor life.
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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.
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