Supporting New Fathers

Supporting New Fathers
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Supporting New Fathers

Nov 23 2023 | 00:31:01

Episode 131 November 23, 2023 00:31:01

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Supporting New Fathers, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Dr. Joanne Nicholl from NHS Somerset to discuss what the New Father’s Project is, how it is being delivered through an innovative partnership between the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership and the NHS and why it is important for families that new fathers are supported as well as new mothers.

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.

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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


New Father’s Project - We know that babies don’t come with an instruction manual, so we are offering every new dad in the Bridgwater area a 30-minute appointment with one of the health coach team.


Somerset Domestic Abuse Support – Somerset Council provide a locally based confidential service, offering a range of specialist support to anyone who needs advice and help on domestic abuse.


Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership – The Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) are the partnership responsible for safeguarding children in Somerset is made up of Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Somerset Integrated Care Board, who have joint and equal responsibility to safeguard children and young people.


Somerset Sports and Activity Partnership - Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) is dedicated to increasing the health and happiness of residents in Somerset through physical activity and sport.


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)

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