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Chat with a GP

A trending health topics webinar hosted by Dr. William Bird every Wednesday at 1:30 pm for a 10-minute, quick-fire webinar that covers the most talked-about health concerns of the week

Chat with a GP: Your Path to Health and Wellness

Welcome to Chat with a GP, where we offer 10-minute sessions designed to help you make conscious, healthy choices that can transform into permanent, health-promoting behaviours. Join our CEO, Dr. William Bird, a practising GP, as he shares his insights and expertise on various trending health topics. Attendees will gain valuable insights into managing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality, boosting immunity and so much more

During these informative sessions, Dr. Bird provides practical tips and advice that can be applied to everyday life. You can also ask questions and receive  solutions and recommendations to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Take the first step towards a healthier you and join us for Chat with a GP.

12 June 2024: Men’s mental health: A GP’s story

Men’s mental health: A GP’s story

This week we’re chatting about the important topic of men’s mental health as part of #MensHealthWeek. This week we welcome back Dr Bernie Choi, practicing GP and qualified GP Trainer, who talks with Dr William Bird about his own struggles with mental health.

05 June 2024: Your gut as your second brain

Did you know that there’s a whole world in your gut made up of trillions (yes, trillions) of bacteria? And there’s a very real link between it and your brain? Join Dr William Bird to learn the key to better physical and mental health!

29 May 2024: NEAT – The lost art of losing weight

This week for #NationalWalkingMonth, Chat with a GP is following up with a chat about how NEAT could be your ‘magic bullet’ for weight loss. It’s so simple anyone can do it and, the best part is, it’s free!

22 May 2024: Movement is NEAT

Movement is NEAT

This week for #NationalWalkingMonth, Chat with a GP is about NEAT. The best kept activity secret. It’s the perfect way for everyone to start being more active and we all do it already, we just didn’t realise it!

15 May 2024: Wander and wonder: The benefits of walking in nature

Wander and wonder: The benefits of walking in nature

Continuing the National Walking Month focus, today’s Chat with a GP is about nature. The remarkable impact that nature has on our health is increasingly evident. Dr. William Bird discusses how nature positively influences our mental and physical wellbeing, starting from pregnancy through all stages of life.

08 May 2024: Step-by-step: Exploring the power of walking

Walking is the easiest form of activity and is accessible to most. It not only builds strength and improves your mood but, it also reduces many major health conditions and extends life expectancy. So, join us in celebrating #NationalWalkingMonth by finding out just how good it is for you and how easy it could be to incorporate it into your day.

01 May 2024: We are designed to move

We are designed to move

Activity is essential. Our modern lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary. So much so that globally, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men do not meet the global recommended levels of physical activity. up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. people who are insufficiently active have a 20% to 30% increased risk of death compared to people who are sufficiently active. more than 80% of the world’s adolescent population is insufficiently physically active. Worrying but, not insurmountable.

24 April 2024: Stress Relief: Mindfulness

Stress Relief – Mindfulness

Continuing our Chat with a GP focus on Stress Awareness Month, for the final week Dr. William Bird MBE will talk about Mindfulness, a skill which addresses far more than stress alone This chat will give you huge reassurance that mindfulness is a thought process that you can bring with you all day without getting in the way of work. In fact, it is shown to significantly increase work output and reduce stress.

17 April 2024: Stress: A practical guide

Stress: A practical guide

In last week’s Chat with a GP, Dr. William Bird MBE talked about the science of stress. This week, the focus shifts to the importance of equipping ourselves with coping techniques. Coping with stress is not overly complicated; it simply involves refining our self-awareness to identify when and how we should take action.

10 April 2024: The science of stress

The science of stress

Stress is a common experience that many individuals encounter. It arises when we feel incapable of handling a physical, mental, or emotional challenge in our lives. Often, this is more about our perception than our actual ability to cope, so there are various ways to train our minds and alleviate stress.

03 April 2024: Build resilience and grow

Build resilience and grow

Why do individuals perceive challenges differently – as threats or opportunities? Join Dr. William Bird in a 10-minute ‘Chat with a GP’ session where he delves into the neuroscience and mindset that can enhance our resilience. Discover how this impacts our mental and physical well-being over time, and explore 10 strategies to boost resilience.

27 March 2024: Tackling back pain

Tackling back pain

Millions of people worldwide are affected by back pain; a condition that can impact individuals of all ages and backgrounds, hindering their work, engagement in physical activities, and enjoyment of daily life. With its prevalence on the rise, understanding causes and effective strategies for relief and prevention is essential. From dull aches to sharp, debilitating sensations, back pain can manifest in various forms.

20 March 2024: Why have I got an upset stomach?

Why have I got an upset stomach?

In this session, Dr William Bird is  joined by Dr Bernie Choi, practising GP for over 25 years and a qualified GP trainer. They will be talking about the kind of gastric symptoms you might visit your GP about. Whether it be stomach bugs, diarrhoea, vomiting or cramps. These symptoms can be caused by various factors such as dehydration, infections, food intolerances, or underlying health conditions.

06 March 2024: Should i worry about my headaches?

Should I worry about my headaches?

Are you frequently plagued by headaches, wondering if they’re just a passing nuisance or a sign of something more serious? Headaches are one of the most common health complaints worldwide, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. From mild tension headaches to debilitating migraines, these pervasive pains can significantly impact daily life, productivity, and overall well-being.

28 February 2024: What are the main signs my child is ill?

What are the main signs my child is ill?

When children and babies become ill, how do you know whether it’s a viral infection or something more serious? In this informative session, you can learn about common symptoms, warning signs, and when to seek medical attention.

21 February 2024: Seasonal Blues

Winter Blues

Do you want to know what causes winter blues and which month is commonly associated with heightened sadness? Have you ever questioned why some individuals experience melancholy even during the sunny days of summer? This webinar is for you…

14 February 2024: The A, B, C of Supplements

The A, B, C of supplements

Are you curious about supplements and whether they truly make a difference to your health? Is it true that we all need supplements as we age? Join our upcoming webinar with Dr William Bird as he delves into the world of supplements and explores their benefits for our health.

7 February 2024: Why do i always catch colds?

Why do I always catch colds?

It’s not uncommon to catch a cold, especially during the colder months. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between a cold, flu, RSV, or COVID-19. The symptoms for each can be similar, such as a runny or stuffy nose, cough, and fatigue. Join us for a webinar with Dr. William Bird addressing this topic.

31 January 2024: The great sugar debate

The Great Sugar Debate: natural vs. artificial

In this webinar, Dr William Bird MBE explores the ongoing debate surrounding sugar and its impact on health. Many people are confused about whether natural or artificial sugar is better for them, and Dr Bird provides expert insights into this topic.

24 January 2024: Ultra-processed foods

💬 Debunking Diet Myths: The Truth About Ultra-Processed Foods

We’ve long been warned about the negative effects of fats, sugar, and salt in our diets, but is there a bigger culprit in town? Recent studies suggest that ultra-processed foods could be one of our biggest dietary demons. Do you agree?