Health Checks and Learning Disabilities

Health Checks and Learning Disabilities
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Health Checks and Learning Disabilities

Jul 27 2021 | 00:29:36

Episode 43 July 27, 2021 00:29:36

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Health Checks and Learning Disabilities, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Jordan Smith, Advocacy Lead and Chair of Dimensions Council and his Dimensions Personal Assistant, Emilija Lizunaite to discuss the impact health checks can have for people who have learning disabilities.

During the conversation, they discuss why people with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people, why it is important that people with learning disabilities or autism have regular health checks and Jordan’s own personal experiences of attending health checks.

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


Dimensions: #MyGPandme – #MyGPandMe is making doctors’ surgeries more accessible for people with learning disabilities or autism


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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