Healthwatch Somerset

Healthwatch Somerset
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
Healthwatch Somerset
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Episode 67 March 23, 2022 00:30:12

Show Notes

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Healthwatch Somerset, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and David Sealey (Commissioning Manager for Adult Mental Health and Dementia Services), are joined by Gillian Keniston-Goble, the Manager of Healthwatch in Somerset to discuss the work that Healthwatch does, what areas of health and social care they are currently focussed on and how you can get in touch with Healthwatch if you would like to share your experiences of health and social care.

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!

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]

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

Healthwatch Somerset - Healthwatch Somerset is the county’s independent health and care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care.  We serve the geographical area of Somerset County Council, which includes the districts of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Somerset West and Taunton. To get in touch, please call now on 01278 264405 or 0800 999 1286 (freephone), email [email protected] or write to us at:

Healthwatch Somerset, Woodlands House, Woodlands Business Park, Bristol Road, BRIDGWATER, TA6 4FJ

You can also follow Healthwatch Somerset on social media:

Facebook: @healthwatchsomerset

Twitter: @HWatchSomerset

Instagram: Healthwatch Somerset

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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