All About Autism

All About Autism
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
All About Autism
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Episode 30 March 23, 2021 00:28:39

Show Notes

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **All About Autism**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by **Ellie Brimacombe**, a founding trustee of **AuSomer**, to discuss **autism** in detail. During the conversation, they discuss **what it is like to be an Autistic person**, **how AuSomer are working to raise awareness of issues around autism** and **how Ellie also works as an Expert by Experience Leader co-producing the transformation of community mental health services in Somerset**. 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! **We’d 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]]([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 [AuSomer](https://www.ausomer.org.uk/) - AuSomer, a small, 'unregistered' charity, based in Somerset, UK has been developed by a majority Autistic people Trustee group for the benefit of Social Inclusion for the Autistic Community in Somerset. The Charity's aims are straightforward and relate entirely to ensuring Autistic people in Somerset feel comfortable and confident in who they are and learn to develop a sense of Autistic pride in who they are and in their community. [Somerset Autism Spectrum Service](https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/somerset-autism-spectrum-service/) - We are a specialist NHS team made up of clinical psychologists and autism practitioners. If you are 18 years or over, we can help diagnose if you have autism and if you do, we offer some limited short term support. [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

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