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UK Northern Ireland has launched a mental health and

emotional Wellbeing Programme for young people with T1D.

Taking care of mental health

O

ur Lives, Our Voices

is the them of a

Wellbeing Programme

created by young

leaders in diabetes

to support others in gaining confidence

and managing all aspects of their

condition. Funded by the National Lottery

Community Fund NI, the project aims to

create a safe space where they can talk,

learn and feel part of a community.

The day-to-day aspects of diabetes

management have a real impact on daily

life, and young people are three times

more likely to experience psychological

problems than those without diabetes.

Diabetes UK research revealed that

the relentless nature of diabetes could

impact people's emotional, mental and

psychological wellbeing and health. This

can include day-to-day frustration and

low mood, specific psychological and

mental health difficulties such as clinical

depression and anxiety.

The charity also found that 7 out of 10

people living with diabetes feel overwhelmed

by the everyday demands of the condition,

which significantly affects their mental and

physical health. The charity launched the It's

Missing campaign to highlight the need for

emotional and mental health provision as

part of diabetes care.

T1D in NI

Diabetes UK Assistant Director for Local

Impact, Dr David Chaney, said, "This is

a really exciting opportunity for young

people in Northern Ireland living with

Type 1 diabetes. We know that there

is a real need for emotional and mental

health support, and when you are living

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with the constant demands of Type 1

diabetes that support has been lacking.

This programme changes this. We are

so proud of the young leaders currently

participating in the Our Lives, Our Voices

project working in partnership to design

the Wellbeing Programme, which will be

delivered across all five Trusts in Northern

Ireland.

"Mental health has never had a bigger

public profile, and it is timely that now the

Our Lives, Our Voices programme will be

made available to the local young Type 1

diabetes community. The constant fingerpricking, checking bloods, managing a

relentless, lifelong condition, trying your

best to live your life and balance all the

demands of diabetes management can

take its toll emotionally. Get in touch if you

are aged 13-25 years - you are not alone,

support is available, and together we will

work towards a world where diabetes can

do no harm."

This new programme is partnering

with local mental health charities AWARE

and Action Mental Health.

Contact

If you are aged 13-25 years and living

with Type 1 diabetes in Northern Ireland

and want to find out more or take part

in the Our Lives, Our Voices Wellbeing

programme call Diabetes UK Northern

Ireland on 028 9066 6646 or email

ourlivesourvoices@diabetes.org.uk

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