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 problmes we treat, and watch our video below to learn more.
To download more information and advice on these problems click on Self-help.
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.
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 an appointment to see one of the specialists through this website, or by calling the Wellbeing Service on 01782 711651.
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:
Unhelpful thoughts around diabetes that lead to low mood
Unhelpful behaviours such as avoidance or eating problems
Unhelpful distressing emotions. Apprehension and worry (e.g. over physical symptoms, needles, or other life stresses)
Stress caused by practical life problems
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 the Wellbeing Service on 01782 711651