We offer help for any type of emotional problem, or physical symptoms that can cause emotional distress. The most common symptoms we help are those of anxiety, low mood, and physical conditions that cause fatigue, pain or restrict people’s lives in some way.
1 in 4 of us will be suffering from some kind of emotional problem at any point in time, but this rises to about 2 out of 4 people living with a physical health condition, or persistent physical symptoms. Visit our page “A range of emotional and physical problems” to see the list of problems we treat, and watch our video below to learn more.
Living with Diabetes can affect us emotionally, leading to feelings of worry, apprehension and low mood. This is normal – around 41% of people with Diabetes experience emotional distress. This has understandably increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for some people with Diabetes to take more precautions or continue shielding.
Research shows that talking therapy with a diabetes wellbeing specialist can improve your mood/anxieties, which in turn can improve your blood glucose levels, helping you to manage your diabetes.
Diabetes Wellbeing Specialists work in the NHS Community Diabetes Teams. They are trained to help people manage all aspects of living with diabetes, by focusing on overall wellbeing. You can easily book a video or telephone appointment with one of our specialists through this website SELF-REFER, or by calling the Wellbeing Service on 0300 303 0923.
We offer a holistic approach to helping you manage the emotional impact of living with diabetes. We can also help with worries about other life stresses, that in turn can affect your ability to manage diabetes. Our diabetes wellbeing specialists can provide emotional support and talking therapies, these include strategies to recognize and address:
Diabetes can affect how you feel about yourself, and your future, in an unhelpful way. The support we provide can help improve your ability to manage your own wellbeing, and your long term physical health.
Do you have COPD, Asthma? Would you like to better manage your breathing problems? Common problems include
Our Respiratory Wellbeing Specialists can help you, as they work in Respiratory Teams with people who are struggling to manage their breathing problems. It is very common for people with breathing problems to feel stressed, worried and frustrated. Breathlessness can be frightening and often cause people to panic. In turn, the more people panic the worse they feel and the more difficult it can become to manage breathing problems.
Over time, breathing problems can also lead people to stop doing the things they used to do. This can be difficult causing some people to think that they ‘can’t do anything’ and the less they do the more down they may feel.
Talking to a specialist about these concerns has been found to be effective, and can help people to better manage their breathing problems whilst also improving their mood and anxieties.
By talking with one of our Respiratory Wellbeing Specialists you can:
You can easily refer yourself to see a Respiratory Wellbeing Specialist through this website, or by phoning your local Wellbeing Team on 0300 303 0923
We can offer easy and convenient appointments in your own home via video calls (we can help you set these up), or by telephone. As concerns about COVID-19 reduce we can also see you in your GP Practice/local health clinic, or visit your home as necessary.