Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Talking Therapies

Dec 01 2022 | 00:30:52

Episode 92 December 01, 2022 00:30:52

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Talking Therapies, our hosts Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw are joined by Rayn Smith from Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to discuss what the Talking Therapies Service is, how the service provides support for people experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression and what kinds of support they provide, from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to online groups and courses.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Sarah Coope. 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 let us know what you think of the show, or 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


Talking Therapies (Somerset IAPT Service)The Talking Therapies – Somerset IAPT Service offers help to people experiencing low mood, anxiety and worry. We are part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) network.

We offer many different short term, time-limited treatments for anxiety and depression. These treatments are available both individually and in groups, by telephone and video for your greater convenience, and in person at venues too.

We can also support you to cope better if you have experienced a traumatic event, or if you are struggling to live with a long-term physical health condition such as diabetes, heart failure or breathing difficulties.

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)

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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