Nature and Wellbeing

Nature and Wellbeing
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Nature and Wellbeing

May 11 2021 | 00:26:33

Episode 35 May 11, 2021 00:26:33

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Nature and Wellbeing, our hosts Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw discuss nature and its connection to wellbeing, the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week in detail. During the conversation, they discuss how nature and our wellbeing are linked, how walking outside amongst nature has been shown to be more beneficial than walking in an urban environment and what phytoncides (aromatic compounds released by plants) can apparently do for our health.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew TresidderDr. 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 SpotifyApple PodcastsDeezerGoogle PodcastsAmazon PodcastsSomerset Emotional Wellbeing or wherever you get your podcasts!

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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


Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Take Your Workout Outdoors – Article from Time magazine


Drops From Nature – Video of Dr. Tresidder being interviewed by Rebecca Pow MP


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