Spirituality and Wellbeing

Spirituality
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Spirituality and Wellbeing
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Episode 4 June 23, 2020 00:29:03

Show Notes

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, “Spirituality and Wellbeing”, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by **the Reverend Kirsty Wells** from **Somerset Foundation Trust** to discuss how **spirituality** (in all of its various forms) relates to our **emotional wellbeing**. During the conversation, they cover **what spirituality actually is**, **how it can benefit recovery and self-esteem**, **why the benefits are now recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and other official bodies** and much more as they dig deep into their professional experience and their own lives to share their expert insight. The **SEW podcast** is a **free fortnightly 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. The next episode of SEW, **Spirituality and Wellbeing**, will be available to listen to free from the **30th of June 2020** through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts! 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 [#ournhspeople](https://people.nhs.uk/help/) - Website and apps - Helpline open 7am-11pm 7 days a week, support for mental health, financial help, bereavement care & coaching (call 0300 131 7000) 24/7 Text support (text 'FRONTLINE' to 85258). [Bereavement Support During COVID-19 for NHS Staff](https://people.nhs.uk/guides/bereavement-support-during-covid-19/) - Bereavement support line: 0300 303 4434. We also have a confidential bereavement support line, operated by Hospice UK and free to access from 8:00am – 8:00pm, seven days a week. A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work. [Cruse Bereavement Support](https://www.cruse.org.uk/) - Bereavement support via telephone or email. The service offers a self referral system by contacting 01458 898211. The Cruse National Helpline is also available, this is free to call on 0808 808 1677 (opening times: Mon – Friday 9.30am – 5pm , with late night opening until 8pm on Tues, Weds & Thursdays. [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

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