The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Surviving a Mental Health Crisis
Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**!
In this episode, **Surviving a Mental Health Crisis**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by **Meg Warr** and **Cher Hallett** from **Somerset NHS Foundation Trust** to discuss **how to survive a mental health crisis** in detail.
During the conversation, they discuss **how to identify when you are in a crisis**, **how to access help when you need it**, **how to build distress tolerance and develop a safety plan** and much more.
The **SEW podcast** is a **free weekly 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.
All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, **Amazon 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
[Help in a Crisis](https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/help-in-a-crisis/mental-health-crisis/) - This page has been co-produced with our recovery partners and peer support workers.
[The Stay Alive App](https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/)- The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
[Mind – Suicidal Feelings](https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/suicidal-feelings/helping-yourself-long-term/) – Explains what suicidal feelings are, and what you can do if you feel suicidal. Also covers the causes, treatments and support options for suicidal feelings.
[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
[Papyrus – Suicide Safety Plan](https://www.papyrus-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Suicide-Safety-Plan-Template-1.pdf) – When thoughts of suicide are overwhelming, staying safe for even 5-10 minutes takes a great deal of strength. This plan is to use during those times. It isn't a plan for how to rid yourself of thoughts of suicide, it looks at staying safe right now so that you still have the chance to fight another day and access support for whatever is impacting on those thoughts overall. These thoughts and feeling can change; it doesn't mean you will feel like this forever. Let's concentrate on what you can do right now.
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