Sloppy Slippers

The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast

21-02-2024 • 29 mins

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Sloppy Slippers, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Kate Staveley are joined by Charlotte Norman from SASP and Claire Bunclark from NHS Somerset to discuss what the Somerset Sloppy Slippers campaign is, why simply encouraging people to wear the right footwear can prevent admissions into hospital, and how you can get involved by visiting the team at one of their roadshows across the county.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Kate Staveley. 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 would like to hear from you! If you would like to ask us a question or let us know what you think of the show, or if you would like to suggest guests and topics for us to cover, please get in touch with us by emailing: somicb.sewpodcast@nhs.net

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

The Sloppy Slippers Campaign - This year, NHS Somerset and SASP are running a scheme to equip adults in the county with properly fitting footwear. Adults can attend a series of roadshows across the county to collect a new, free pair of slippers to help keep them warm and, importantly, steady on their feet. Partner organisations will also be in attendance to provide information and support.

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 support@openmentalhealth.org.uk for support

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 fo