Wellbeing at Christmas (Reissued)

Wellbeing at Christmas (Reissued)
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Wellbeing at Christmas (Reissued)

Dec 21 2021 | 00:29:50

Episode 59 December 21, 2021 00:29:50

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode recorded in December 2020, Wellbeing at Christmas (Reissued), our hosts Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw are joined by Hazel Barron from Mind in Somerset and BBC Somerset Poet of the Year 2020, Liv Torc to discuss how Christmas can affect our wellbeing, why this time of year can be difficult for some people and Liv Torc performs her hilarious, poignant poem “What If Everything Tastes Like Sprouts”.

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, Somerset Emotional Wellbeing or wherever you get your podcasts!

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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


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 seven days a week, from 09:00 to 17:00)

Mindline Somerset - 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

Liv Torc - Liv Torc is a performance poet who plunges the vast caverns and dormant volcanoes of the human condition. A Radio 4 Slam Winner, a former Bard of Exeter and current co-host of The Hip Yak Poetry Shack. Liv runs the spoken word stage at WOMAD and the Hip Yak Poetry School. Her first published book ‘Show Me Life’ was released by Burning Eye in 2015.

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