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Our GP Safety Lead, Dr Andrew Tresidder is the host of the brand new ‘Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast’. This free new show has been created to support the people of Somerset (and beyond!) with their mental and emotional wellbeing throughout the current COVID-19 crisis.

The first episode, ‘Coping with Loss and Grief’, launched during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and features Dr Peter Bagshaw, Minehead GP and Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities for Somerset CCG, in the hot seat. Dr Tressider and Dr Bagshaw discuss how to cope with loss and grief during these unprecedented times.

Dr Andrew Tresidder said: ‘Both my guests and myself will use our clinical knowledge and experience as medical professionals and own life experiences to bring you coping strategies and clinical insights to help you reframe your own thoughts and feelings. Listening to our podcast is a fantastic way to spend half an hour of your day and I hope you will find the topics discussed to be informative, interesting and helpful, especially during this challenging time we find ourselves in.’

A new episode of the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast will be going live every two weeks throughout the lockdown and beyond, featuring a variety of guest hosts alongside Dr Tressider. The second episode, ‘Dealing with Anxiety’, will be live to listen to from Tuesday 2 June 2020.

The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast is now available for free through Spotify, Apple podcasts and all other podcast apps. Please like and subscribe to receive new episodes directly the moment they are available.

For more information on the podcast (and another way to listen), please visit: