Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**!
In this episode, **Exploring Eating Disorders**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by **Nerissa Shaw**, from **Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA)**, to discuss **eating disorders** in detail.
During the conversation, they discuss **the many different types of eating disorders**, **how SWEDA are working to raise awareness in Somerset** and **how to access help with eating disorders 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.
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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
[SWEDA](https://www.swedauk.org/) - Having an eating disorder, or supporting someone who has, can be a distressing and bewildering experience. Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) offers a range of services throughout Somerset and the surrounding area. Based at Shepton Mallet in Somerset, in the Southwest of England (UK), we provide support to anyone affected by eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and all related conditions.
[Eating Disorders Service for Adults](https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/eating-disorders-service-for-adults/) - Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially. There are different forms of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. We are a specialist adult service working across Somerset, consisting of dietitians, clinical nurse specialists, psychological therapists, support workers, psychologists, assistant psychologists, an occupational therapist, and administrators. We work with people experiencing a range of eating disorder difficulties. This includes people presenting with the first onset on an eating disorder, people with enduring symptoms, and those with moderate to severe presentations.
[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