The Importance of Peer Support

The Importance of Peer Support
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast
The Importance of Peer Support
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Episode 9 July 28, 2020 00:26:05

Show Notes

Welcome to the **Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast**! In this episode, **The Importance of Peer Support**, our hosts **Dr. Andrew Tresidder** and **Dr. Peter Bagshaw** are joined by **Julie Matthews** from **Chard WATCH** to discuss **peer support** in detail. During the conversation, they cover **what peer support is and why it is important**, **how you can get involved**, **how peer support can help maintain your emotional wellbeing** and much more as they dig deep into their professional experience and their own lives to share their expert insight. 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. The next episode of SEW will be available to listen to free from the **4th of August 2020** through **Spotify**, **Apple Podcasts**, **Deezer**, **Google Podcasts**, [https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co](https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.podiant.co)/ or wherever you get your podcasts! 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 [Chard WATCH]( http://watchproject.org.uk/) - Meeting other people who share a common experience and understand what you are doing really does make a difference. This is peer support, and by meeting with people who have travelled a similar journey helps create the bonds of friendship. This kind of relationship is purposeful – what you have in common brings you together & enables you to share your life in a more trusting place. You can then benefit from these relationships to look at things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relationship patterns and support to challenge each other. [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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