Sudden Bereavement

Sudden Bereavement
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Sudden Bereavement

May 14 2024 | 00:33:03

Episode 149 May 14, 2024 00:33:03

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Sudden Bereavement, our hosts Dr. Kate Staveley and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Maria Heard from NHS Somerset to discuss Maria’s sudden loss of her husband Vaughan, what the shocking experience taught her about bereavement and the process of grieving, and how she found support from other people in similar situations through the organisation Widowed and Young.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. 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 Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Somerset Emotional Wellbeing or wherever you get your podcasts!

We would like to hear from you! If you would like to ask us a question or let us know what you think of the show, or if you would like 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


Widowed and Young - We are the team at WAY, the only UK Charity for ALL those who lose a partner aged 50 or under, married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion. The majority of the team that run WAY are also bereaved so we know what you are going through and are here to help.Wherever you are in your journey, WAY provides the kind of peer to peer support that can only be provided by engaging with folks like you, who get it. Peer to peer support brings empathy and understanding, people you can talk to that truly get what you’d going through and a group of like-minded people that are there for you every step of the way. 


Samaritans - We're waiting for your call. Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free.


Cruse Bereavement Support - We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning. Call our Helpline - Our volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement and can help you make sense of how you're feeling right now. 0808 808 1677


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

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