Sustainability in Healthcare

Sustainability in Healthcare
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Sustainability in Healthcare

Mar 08 2024 | 00:30:03

Episode 142 March 08, 2024 00:30:03

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Sustainability in Healthcare, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Christine Young from NHS Somerset to discuss what we mean by sustainability, why it is critical that health and care services actively work to become sustainable, and what the NHS in Somerset is doing to protect the environment.

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


Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) – Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) is dedicated to increasing the health and happiness of residents in Somerset through physical activity and sport. SASP is a charitable trust and a member of the nation-wide network of 43 Active Partnership's, sharing a mission of transforming lives through sport and physical activity. Each Active Partnership is independent, governed by a Board of Trustees and funded through Sport England, and grant giving bodies, companies and individuals whom share their mission.


Somerset Wildlife Trust - Nature Reserves – From heathland to wetland, stunning open spaces to hidden gems, discover our best sites for nature across Somerset.


Connect Somerset - We are delighted to launch Connect Somerset, to improve early help in the community. Connect Somerset is about all professionals and community groups working together to help families and residents to improve their lives. Connect Somerset is a partnership between Somerset Council, Somerset NHS, Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprises, Schools, Colleges and Early Years settings.


Health Connections Mendip - Health Connections is your GP practice social prescribing and health coaching team. We can support you with your health and wellbeing. You can see a Health Connector for a one-to-one appointment; join one of our groups; use our online directory to find out about support in your area; or find out about training and getting involved in your community.


Exploring perceptions of green social prescribing among clinicians and the public - The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) commissioned IFF Research to gather robust evidence on perceptions and behaviours related to green social prescribing (GSP). IFF conducted 2 surveys.


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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