Children's Emotional Health and Neurodiversity

Children's Emotional Health and Neurodiversity
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Children's Emotional Health and Neurodiversity

Nov 07 2023 | 00:30:28

Episode 129 November 07, 2023 00:30:28

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Children’s Emotional Health and Neurodiversity, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Dr. Kate Staveley from NHS Somerset to discuss what the terms neurodiversity and neurotypical mean, how the Somerset Integrated Care System is working together to support children and young people with their emotional health and how you can seek further help and support if you need it.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Kate Staveley. 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 would like to hear from you! If you would like to ask us a question or let us know what you think of the show, or if you would like 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


Pre-Assessment Autism and ADHD Pathway - The pre-assessment pathway documents for Autism and ADHD can be found on this page. These documents have been developed in collaboration with education, health and care colleagues as well as parent carers, children and young people. They have been developed to support education settings, practitioners, and parent carers so that everyone better understands the pre-assessment pathway.


Autism and ADHD Pathway – We continually review the Neurodevelopmental Pathway (also known as Autism and/or ADHD Pathway) for children, young people and families in Somerset. Our commitment is to listen to a range of people across Somerset to make sure that any changes we make, are done collaboratively to ensure they accurately reflect the needs and knowledge of everyone.


Sensory Processing Handbook - The Sensory Processing Handbook has been co-produced to raise awareness on sensory processing and provides information in how to support children and young people (CYP) who experience difficulties with sensory processing. It is aimed at education settings, but this information can also be useful to all organisations supporting Children and Young People who have been identified as having sensory processing needs or differences as well as for parents and carers.


Open MH - If you are an adult living in Somerset and experiencing difficulties with your mental health, we are here to help. Open Mental Health offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that anyone struggling with poor mental health can access the right support at the right time.

If you need to speak to someone please contact our team at Mindline Somerset any time of the day, any day of the week locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692. Or email [email protected] for support


Somerset Emotional Wellbeing – Do you work or volunteer in health and care in Somerset? Whatever you are going through, the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Colleague Resilience Hub is here for you. The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing website is here to connect you with wellbeing support when you need it. Simply enter where you work, or how you are feeling on our homepage to discover and connect with local and national support options that are open to you. 

If you work or volunteer in health and care in Somerset and need to talk, you can call our dedicated, confidential Colleague Telephone Line for help with a trained professional. If you need further support after your initial conversation you can be referred for a one-off rapid access counselling session with a psychologist or counsellor. No waiting list. If you need further help we will make sure you see the right person. Call us now on 0300 124 5595 (available six days a week, from 09:00 to 17:00)

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