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NEW! 3-Hour, Virtual Emotional Health Interactive Workshop Oct 9th, Oct 21st: Limited Places

Adding to our series of events to showcase and help put into practice Diabetes UK's 'Supporting Emotional Health'  practical guide, we very proud to announce a 3-hour, limited-place, interactive, virtual workshop entitled 'Supporting and Assessing Emotional Health in Adults with Diabetes'. 

It's for any health professional working regularly with adults with diabetes and is a joint presentation from Rosie Walker of Successful Diabetes and Dr Keith Meadows, Health Psychologist of Health Outcomes Insights. Its aim is to give you more 'tools to do the job' to confidently support and/or assess emotional health in your encounters with people with diabetes.

The first 2 workshops will be available on October 9th at 13.00-16.00 and October 21st at 17.30-20.30 and each is limited to 12 participants, so we can include interactive activities as well as presentations and discussion.  The cost is just £50 per participant. We will be happy to add more dates according to demand, so do register your interest with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if these initial dates don't work for you!  

We can also run the workshop for a group of colleagues, a team or staff if you prefer - please use the email address above to discuss this

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 *We're proud to say that this workshop is approved by Diabetes UK*

 

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Language Matters and Emotional Health: Free, live Webinar on 30th September!

Are you keen to learn more or develop your skills further about diabetes-related language and emotional health? interested to delve a little further into this area? wondering why sometimes things people say about your diabetes can be annoying or upsetting? uncertain whether talking about emotions and diabetes might open 'a can of worms' ? If so, join us for this unique webinar to get to grips with these and other questions...read on for all the details!

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An Invitation to….

 

Language Matters:

 

Supporting Emotional Health in People with Diabetes

 

A free, live Webinar on Wednesday 30th September 10.30-12 Noon

 

For anyone living or working with diabetes

 

Please join our multidisciplinary, specialist panel, including people living with diabetes, on 30thSeptember 2020 at 10.30am to:

 

  • Learn and become more aware about the impacts of language and emotional health on living with diabetes
  • Find out practical ways to create or maintain a positive language and emotionally supportive environment in your encounters with people living with diabetes
  • Learn how to use and interpret reliable measures of emotional health
  • Access resources and materials to further develop your knowledge and practice about language and emotional health support in diabetes care

 

About the Webinar:

 

Hosted and funded by The Open University and the Association of British Clinical Diabetologist’s (ABCD) Diabetes Technology Network, (DTN) and approved by Diabetes UK, the webinar is based on two recent landmark publications: 

 

NHS England’s Language Matters: a position statement' and

 

Diabetes UK’s Diabetes and Emotional Health: A practical guide to supporting adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes’ 

 

The panel will provide webinar participants with tips and insights into how to put the principles and evidence from these publications into day to day interactions between health care professionals and people living with diabetes.

 

Webinar Details:

 

The 1.5-hour event will feature a series of presentations, each followed by Q&As, and signposting to resources, in the following programme:

 

10.30: Welcome and Introduction: Mrs Rosie Walker

 

10.35: Why Language Matters in Diabetes Care: Professor Cathy Lloyd

 

10.47: Language Matters in Practice: Dr Pete Jennings (and person with Type 1 diabetes)

 

11.59: Understanding Diabetes and Depression: Professor Arie Nouwen

 

11.11: Type 2 Diabetes and Stigma – Understanding the Emotional Impacts: Mr Bob Swindell (and person with Type 2 diabetes)

 

11.23: How to Measure Emotional Health: Dr Keith Meadows

 

11.35: Essentials of Language and Diabetes: A quick guide: Dr Emma Wilmot

 

11.47: Summary Remarks from Panel Members: led by Professor Cathy Lloyd

 

11.55: Webinar Resources Overview: Mrs Rosie Walker

 

12.00: Close of Webinar

 

Webinar Panel:

 

Dr Peter Jennings: works as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse to support people who use technology to self-manage their type 1 diabetes. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University where he educates healthcare professionals about diabetes technologies and coordinates Learning about Looping Study Days(www.ntu.ac.uk/learningaboutlooping).Peter has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 30 years. 

 

Dr Cathy Lloyd: Is Professor of Health Studies at The Open University. Her research includes work on diabetes and mental health and promoting positive and appropriate language for clinical encounters between people with diabetes and health care professionals. She leads the Community Interventions Network for Diabetes and Depression (CoIN-DD), a collaborative research group for academics, researchers and clinicians in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

 

Dr Keith Meadows: Is founder of Health Outcomes Insights, a consultancy focusing on patient centricity and wellbeing. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the measurement of the behavioural and psychological impact of living with diabetes and is author of the Diabetes Health Profile.

 

Dr Arie Nouwen: Is a clinical psychologist.  He was Professor of Psychology at Middlesex University until his retirement in June 2020 and is currently Honorary Professor at The Open University. His research focuses on the psychosocial and mental health aspects of diabetes mellitus with special emphasis on motivation to dietary self-care and on co-morbid depression. He is currently Chair of the Psychosocial Study group PSAD of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

 

Mr Bob SwindellBob was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in May 2013. He’s a Trustee of Diabetes UK a member of the Diabetes UK Diabetes Research Steering Group. he is a keen runner, one of parkrun's Event support Ambassadors and Event Director of Oak Hill parkrun in Barnet, North London. He tweets as @fractis.

 

Mrs Rosie Walker: Is a former Diabetes Specialist Nurse who now runs Successful Diabetes, an independent company providing person-centred workshops and resources for living or working with diabetes.  She co-wrote the NHS England publication 'Language Matters' and was part of the group who adapted 'Diabetes and Emotional Health: A Practical Guide to Supporting Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes' for Diabetes UK.

 

Dr Emma Wilmot: Is a Consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and a Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. She strives to improve the lives of people living with diabetes through her work with the ABCD Diabetes Technology Network UK.

 

Webinar Director for the Open University: Mr Keith Hamilton, Technical Coordinator, Audio-Visual Department

 

How to join the webinar:

 

Please register here and, nearer the time of the event, you will be sent the link to watch and participate in the webinar. 

 After the webinar, a recording and all the resources signposted will be available to view, download and share from host websites

 

We look forward to you joining us for an interesting, lively and useful webinar! 

 

This webinar is approved by Diabetes UK who are also spreading the word here

 

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ONLINE WORKSHOP! Supporting and Assessing Emotional Health in Adults with Diabetes

Welcome to everything you need to know about attending our brand new ONLINE workshop, officially approved by Diabetes UK!

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Overview of Workshop

  • A 3-hour interactive workshop held on the Zoom platform
  • A maximum of 12 participants per workshop
  • £50 per participant
  • Participants can be any diabetes clinical staff who regularly consult with adults with diabetes and / or those who have responsibility for audit, assessment and research in diabetes care. Its aim is to provide evidence-based, practical skills to use in consultations about emotional health.

 

 

Dates available:  

  • Friday 9 October, 13.00 – 16.00
  • Wednesday 21 October, 17.30 – 20.30

 

Description

This useful, practical workshop addresses one of the most challenging, sometimes overlooked, areas in diabetes care - how to support people with their emotional as well as physical health.  Diabetes can have a profound effect on emotions, both in the short and long term, and can lead to difficulties in self-care as well as interactions and engagements with health professionals and others providing care. 

Conversely, experiencing difficult emotions and coinciding mental health challenges and diagnoses can make living with diabetes much more burdensome.  Health professionals often say they feel ill-equipped to deal with emotional issues in diabetes clinical situations, or to pro-actively assess these

This workshop supports participants to gain more practical knowledge of diabetes and emotions, by describing and exploring the different aspects through presentations and practical and interactive activities. Uniquely, we also present and teach ways to assess and monitor emotional health, both of individual people in day to day clinical encounters, and also in your clinic population. We explore which tools to use and how they can enhance your clinical practice and evidence base

Participants will leave with new knowledge and confidence to manage emotional aspects of diabetes and an action plan to incorporate emotional care equally with physical care. As with all Successful Diabetes workshops, they will have participated in an enjoyable learning experience provided by experts in diabetes, education and facilitation

Workshop Structure

This is a 3-hour workshop with the following programme:

Introduction and Welcome

Activity 1

Presentation 1:  Emotional Health and Diabetes

Presentation 2: Measuring Emotional Health in Diabetes

Discussion and Questions

Short Break

Skills Practical 1: Providing Emotional Health Support

Skills Practical 2: Administering and Interpreting Questionnaires

Reflection and Action Planning

Signposting Resources and Farewell

Workshop Facilitators

The workshop facilitators are Rosie Walker, Director, Successful Diabetes and Dr Keith Meadows, Health Psychologist and CEO, Health Outcomes Insights Ltd. Both are highly experienced in, and committed to, the delivery of emotional care and assessing emotional health. The workshop is based on, and will feature, first-hand testimony and experiences of people living with diabetes.  The workshop will also showcase and refer to the Diabetes UK's online resource, 'Diabetes and emotional health: a practical guide for healthcare professionals supporting people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes'. 

Workshop Cost 

This workshop costs £50.00 per participant

This workshop automatically includes downloadable resources and a certificate of attendance, also available by email on request

To book your place, please download, complete and email the registration form

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Contact Rosie Walker on 07885 499943  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with any questions or to discuss further

 

This workshop is approved by Diabetes UK

 

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