Foraging for Wellbeing

Foraging for Wellbeing
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Foraging for Wellbeing
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Episode 64 February 15, 2022 00:33:56

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Foraging for Wellbeing, our hosts Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw are joined by Dr. Chris Grieco AKA Tutti Fungi, a junior doctor working for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, to discuss what wild food foraging involves, how it can be beneficial for physical and mental wellbeing and what not to do if you go out foraging in our beautiful countryside.

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

Tutti Fungi - Join Dr Chris Grieco, an NHS junior doctor, on a foraging foray! A truly engaging and fantastic chance to learn about the art of foraging and experience some of the wild food from all around us. This course aims to develop your understanding of mushrooms and other edibles, foraging etiquette and a few tips on cooking with wild foods to make delicious recipes from nature's larder.

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 seven days a week, from 09:00 to 17:00)

Mindline Somerset - 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

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