DPC Mental Health & Wellbeing Zone - Wednesday 30 October 2019

Choose relevant sessions for you in your role:

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    Multi-disciplinary team – these sessions are suitable for the entire MDT and will aim to promote joint working and understanding of care pathways.

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    Primary Care & Non-Specialist – designed for healthcare professionals who are not specialists in diabetes or related conditions, and who may work in a Primary Care setting.

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    Specialist – these sessions are designed for specialists in diabetes and related conditions. Sessions may also be appropriate for Primary Care specialists or leads in diabetes and related conditions.

*NB – These are advisory labels so please read the session description and learning outcomes carefully to ensure the session is right for you

10:00 - 10:40

The DWELL Project: Development & Evaluation of an Innovative Psychoeducational Programme for People with Type 2 Diabetes

The DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing) study is a four-year EU (Interreg) funded project via which 8 partner organisations are working together to develop and deliver a 12-week psychoeducational programme for individuals with type 2 diabetes, which is being delivered across five sites in the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The aim of DWELL is…

DWELL Programme Lead, Medway Community Healthcare
Director, The Health and Europe Centre
DWELL Patient Ambassador, Medway Community Healthcare
Professor of Community Psychology and Public Mental Health & Head of Research and Enterprise, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Canterbury Christ Church University
10:40 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:30

Peer Support Panel

Peer support can complement and enhance health care services by providing flexible and accessible support. Benefits include increased emotional and social support, increased levels of self-esteem and reassurance. This panel will explore the benefits of peer support through those living with diabetes and the perspective of health care professionals. Learning outcomes: How to set up…

Diabetes specialist nurse & young adults lead nurse, West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service, Southern Health NHS trust
Head of Diabetes and Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service
Person with Diabetes type 1
Person with Diabetes type 2
12:40 - 13:20

Panel: Caring for the mental health needs of patients with diabetes

Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
GP Principal, diabetes Lead and clinical Director Diabetes, Springfield Medical Centre, Lambeth CCG and Health Innovation Network - South London AHSN
Clinical Specialist Orthotist, Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust and Kings College Hospital
13:20 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:40

Extended Workshop – Knuston Hall Diabetes Counselling and Empowerment Course: ‘From Fixer to facilitator’

We are trying to give participants a flavour of the 3 day Knuston Hall. Diabetes Counselling and Empowerment Course in 90 minutes. We want to encourage a workshop atmosphere and there will be plenty of audience participation to help learning. We will consider who holds the responsibility for diabetes care – is it the patient…

Research Consultant, R&D Unit, Northampton General Hospital
Anne Kilvert
Consultant Physician, Diabetes Centre, Northampton General Hospital