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 to provide tailored support to individuals to enable to them to better self-manage their condition in the form of an innovative programme focussing on four key areas – education, nutrition, physical activity and wellbeing – and underpinned by motivational interviewing. A further innovative element of DWELL is the creation of a ‘patient ambassador’ role whereby individuals who have been through the 12-week programme are invited to help shape, co-produce and support the future of the programme and its participants.

Canterbury Christ Church University are responsible for evaluating DWELL, and the research design incorporates patient outcomes, process evaluation and cost effectiveness analysis. CCCU will be presenting the interim evaluation results at the conference.

Learning outcomes:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the DWELL programme and its application to their own work
  • Understand the role and impact of a DWELL patient ambassador
  • Be informed of the DWELL evaluation interim results

Wednesday 30 October 2019

10:00 - 10:40

Mental Health & Wellbeing Zone

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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