Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**!
In this episode, **Empathy and Sensitivity**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** discuss **how empathy and sensitivity can affect our mental health and wellbeing** in detail.
During the conversation, they discuss **the difference between sympathy and empathy**, **coping skills that can help us to deal with the high emotional cost of empathy** and **how a better understanding of empathy and sensitivity can help us all to be better human beings**.
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
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