World Suicide Prevention Day 2023

The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast

07-09-2023 • 29 mins

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, World Suicide Prevention Day 2023, our host Dr. Peter Bagshaw is joined by Sammiie Winter and Steve Rider from Mind in Somerset to discuss what the Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service has done to support them and other people in their time of need, how you can get help and support if you need it and how you can support World Suicide Prevention Day by joining in with this year’s Walk for a Life event.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Sarah Coope. 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.

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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

Suicide Prevention Tips for Clinicians:

  1. Speak up if you are worried
  2. Respond quickly in a crisis – you could save a life – and in your career, will probably help more people than you will ever know
  3. Offer help. You can visit lots of helpful information

Advice If You Are Struggling:

  • Find reasons to live
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol
  • Make the home safe
  • Take hope - people DO get through this
  • Share your suicidal feelings with someone else
  • Make a Safety Plan - use the Stay Live App, or net

Sources of Help:

  • Reach out to friends and/or family
  • Contact your GP or other Health Professionals
  • Contact the Samaritans – Call 116 123 or email
  • Visit your local Accident and Emergency department
  • Call 111 or 999 (if crisis)
  • Call Mindline Somerseton 01823 276892 if you live in Somerset

Walk for a Life 2023 – Somerset Council’s ‘Walk for a Life’ even