Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!
In this episode, Safety Planning, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Dr. Alys Cole-King, Clinical Director of 4 Mental Health, and Debbie Wint from Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to discuss what safety planning is, how it can help support people experiencing suicidal thoughts and why, like wearing a seatbelt in a vehicle, it is important that as many people as possible make a safety plan before they need one.
The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Sarah Coope. 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!
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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
Staying Safe – If you’re struggling and you’re not sure if you want to live or die, can you, just for now hold off making this decision and keep reading and watching the videos for some ideas about how to get through. There may be things that you - and other people - can do to make things better.
Staying Safe – Need Help Right Now? – Resources to provide immediate help
My Safety Plan – A direct link to the Staying Safe document, My Safety Plan
4MentalHealth - 4 Mental Health are a passionate group of professionals, delivering Connecting with People programmes to meet the differing mental health training needs of a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, social care, statutory bodies, further and higher education, workplaces and the wider community.
Open MH - If you are an adult living in Somerset and experiencing difficulties with your mental health, we are here to help. Open Mental Health offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that anyone struggling with poor mental health can access the right support at the right time.
If you need to speak to someone please contact our team at Mindline Somerset any time of the day, any day of the week locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692. Or email [email protected] for support
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 six days a week, from 09:00 to 17:00)