Emotional and Psychological Support for People with Diabetes
22nd March 2018, 2:15 to 4:00pm, House of Commons
Being able to access appropriate psychological support is an integral part of self-management, and is a core service component in the NHS Right Care pathway for diabetes.
However, more than three-quarters of people with diabetes were not offered emotional or psychological support when they needed it.
At least four in ten people with diabetes experience emotional or psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety and diabetes distress. This can impact their ability and motivation to self-manage, leading to poorer health outcomes, reduced quality of life, and increased healthcare costs.
How can we ensure fewer people experience difficulties coping with diabetes? And how can we make appropriate support is available across the UK for anyone who needs it?
The APPG will hear from academics, specialists, healthcare professionals and people with diabetes on the supporting evidence, challenges and opportunities.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to limits on room capacity, please note that admittance will be on a first come, first served and one organisation, one person basis.
Invitation to submit written evidence
The APPG wants to hear about the psychological support available to people with diabetes and their families. We want to better understand the importance of this service for diabetes self-management and what can be done to improve the support available.
Please consider these evidence sheets with guiding questions: