The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast

Dr. Tresidder & Dr. Bagshaw are joined by expert guests for weekly health and wellbeing discussions

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February 02, 2021

Music and Wellbeing

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **Music and Wellbeing**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by local musician **Kitty Macfarlane** to discuss **how music can affect our wellbeing** in detail. During the conversation, they discuss **how music can change the way that you feel**, **how nature and the Somerset landscape has influenced Kitty’s song writing** and Kitty **shares her amazing song, Dawn and Dark** at the end of the show! The **SEW podcast** is a **free weekly show** hosted by **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw**. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite **expert guests** to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it. All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, **Amazon Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you for listening, see you next time! Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated [Kitty Macfarlane](https://www.kittymacfarlane.com/) - Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild. [The Surprising Psychological ...

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January 19, 2021

Surviving a Mental Health Crisis

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast! In this important episode, Surviving a Mental Health Crisis, our hosts Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw are joined by Meg Warr and Cher Hallett from Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to discuss how to survive a mental health crisis in detail. During the conversation, they discuss how to identify when you are in a crisis, how to access help when you need it, how to build distress tolerance and develop a safety plan and much more. The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite expert guests to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it. All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Somerset Emotional Wellbeing or wherever you get your podcasts! We’d like to hear from you! If you would like to let us know what you think of the show, or to suggest guests and topics for us to cover, please get in touch with us by emailing: [email protected] Thank you for listening, see you next time! Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated   Help in a Crisis - This page has been co-produced with our recovery partners and peer support workers. The Stay Alive App - The Stay Alive app is a ...

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January 13, 2021

The Future of Mental Health?

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **The Future of Mental Health?**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by **Haleem Clift** and **Jesse Roth** to discuss their film for Time to Change entitled **The Future of Mental Health?** in detail. Please watch their film featuring author Michael Maisey (hosted on Vimeo) for free [here](https://vimeo.com/484225160). During the conversation, they discuss **the story behind the film**, **their own experiences of mental health as young men in Somerset** and **what they think we all need to do to destigmatise mental health and improve our wellbeing**. The **SEW podcast** is a **free weekly show** hosted by **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw**. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite **expert guests** to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it. All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, **Amazon Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you for listening, see you next time! Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated [Rexton Films]( http://rextonfilmaudio.com/) - Jesse Roth is a filmmaker and editor from West Somerset. In 2016 Jesse formed Rexton Films, a small production company under which Jesse completes much filming and editing work. [@haleemclift on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/haleemclift/- Haleem Clift is a presenter, actor, Time to ...

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January 05, 2021

Spotlight on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **Spotlight on Seasonal Affective Disorder**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** discuss **Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)** in detail. During the conversation, they discuss **what SAD is**, **what you can do to manage SAD during these difficult times** and **how you can get help with SAD if you need it**. The **SEW podcast** is a **free weekly show** hosted by **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw**. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite **expert guests** to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it. All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, **Amazon Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you for listening, see you next time! Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated [Mindline Somerset](https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk/our-services/adult-one-to-one-support/mindline/) - To help address the emotional health needs of the public, Mindline (run by Mind in Somerset) has extended their hours so people can call and talk to someone about their anxieties and worries. Call 01823 276892 [NHS SAD Information](https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder-sad/) - Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. SAD is sometimes known as "winter depression" because the symptoms are usually more apparent and more severe during the winter. A few people with ...

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December 14, 2020

Wellbeing at Christmas

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **Wellbeing at Christmas**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by **Hazel Barron from Mind in Somerset** and **BBC Somerset Poet of the Year, Liv Torc** to discuss **how Christmas can affect our wellbeing**. During the conversation, they discuss **why Christmas can be really difficult for some people**, **the “An Antidote to the Xmas Blues” event to be held on the 18th of December** and **Liv Torc performs her new hilarious, yet poignant, poem “What If Everything Tastes Like Sprouts”**. To **register to attend** the **An Antidote to the Xmas Blues online event** (or for more information), please **visit the link below**: [An Antidote to the Xmas Blues]( https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk/news/an-antidote-to-the-xmas-blues/) - In response to what is likely to be a very challenging Christmas this year, Somerset Mental Health Hub have invited BBC Somerset Poet of the year Liv Torc and Radio 4’s comic poet Matt Harvey to soften the blow of this strange year with their unique , gentle and ultimately human word-craft . In addition, add to your personal self-care toolbox with a ‘Mental Resilience’ workshop with trainer Pete Bearder from Tough Cookie. We would especially like to hear from you if you are an organisation that offers support to those who might be isolated in your community. This will be an opportunity for people to find out what’s available, and to share that with others in their community who may not be able to access the internet. We would also like to hear from anyone offering support around digital poverty. Conversations will be facilitated about how to influence and shape some Mental Health ...

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December 11, 2020

Living with Chronic Disease

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **Living with Chronic Disease**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** discuss **living with long term conditions** in detail. During the conversation, they cover **why people who have long term conditions can be more likely to also have a mental health condition (and vice versa)**, **how long term conditions can lead to feelings of loss**, **how you can access help and support if you need it** and much more as they dig deep into their professional experience and their own lives to share their expert insight. The **SEW podcast** is a **free weekly show** hosted by **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw**. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite **expert guests** to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it. All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, **Amazon Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you for listening, see you next time! Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated [Talking Therapies Somerset](https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/somerset-talking-therapies/) - Somerset Talking Therapies is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. We offer emotional and psychological support to anyone – aged over 18 and registered with a Somerset GP – who is feeling anxious or depressed. You can refer yourself directly ...

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