We know that living with Diabetes can be difficult and overwhelming and that it can impact on every area of life. Managing medication, testing, diet and the longer term complications around diabetes can feel really tough, lonely and can affect our quality of life and confidence. It can feel exhausting to never be able to have a break from diabetes and you might worry about becoming unwell or complications in the future. We know you are twice as likely to struggle with depression if you have diabetes.
The Health and Wellbeing Service can support you to learn new ways to improve your wellbeing.
We know that sharing how we are feeling helps so try and think about someone you trust and share with them how you feel.
Living Well with Diabetes Course
Living well with Diabetes is a course which provides you with proven ways to reduce stress, anxiety and depression symptoms which might be impacting on your management of your condition.
It’s an opportunity to meet other people living with different types of diabetes and learn from each other’s experiences.
What does each session involve?
- NHS professionals teach you evidence-based methods of dealing with low mood, anxiety and depression in relation to managing your diabetes condition.
- You receive a FREE workbook at the first session
- Learn from other group member’s experiences
- You will receive a telephone review at the end of the course with one of the facilitators
How will this help me?
Help you understand the links between low mood, anxiety and how this can affect management of diabetes
Learn techniques to help you manage depression, anxiety and stress symptoms
Give you the chance to practice your learning between each session
What does each session involve?
For best results, try to come to every session so you don’t miss any important information.
Understanding how diabetes affects you and its relationship to low mood and anxiety.
Exploring links between diabetes and difficult feelings.
Looking at how thinking effects anxiety and low mood and developing tools for managing worry and rumination.
Identifying how diabetes can affect what we do day to day, how to make sure we are doing what matters. Thinking about exercise and setting goals.
Looking at diabetes and our relationships and support networks. Reviewing the course and thinking about how to keep making progress.
When & Where?
There are a total of 5 sessions which are two and half hours long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis. We currently have courses beginning on the following dates:
- Thursday 26th April – 9:30am-12pm – Thorncliffe Health & Leisure Centre
- Thursday 31st May – 9:30am-12pm – Sheffield Cathedral
- Tuesday 3rd July – 17:00-19:30pm – St George’s Community Health Centre
- Thursday 5th July – 9:30am-12pm – Dovedale, Michael Carlisle Centre
- Thursday 13th September – 9:30am-12pm – Sheffield Cathedral
- Thursday 18th October – 9:30am-12pm – Argyll House
- Thursday 22nd November – 9:30am-12pm – Sheffield Cathedral
Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre
Thorncliffe Health & Leisure Centre
Burton Street Foundation
Is this suitable for me?
Diabetes wellbeing sessions are open to all patients with Diabetes who would like to learn proven techniques to overcome common symptoms of stress, anxiety and low mood, as well as improving confidence.
If you would like to attend a ‘Living Well with Diabetes’ course please use the ‘book now’ link or call 0114 271 6568 to book your free place.There is also a range of advice and support available, through your GP, your consultant or you can call us to discuss other options available within the IAPT Health and Wellbeing team.