Are you keen to learn more or develop your skills further about diabetes-related language and emotional health? interested to delve a little further into this area? wondering why sometimes things people say about your diabetes can be annoying or upsetting? uncertain whether talking about emotions and diabetes might open 'a can of worms' ? If so, join us for this unique webinar to get to grips with these and other questions...read on for all the details!
An Invitation to….
Supporting Emotional Health in People with Diabetes
A free, live Webinar on Wednesday 30th September 10.30-12 Noon
For anyone living or working with diabetes
Please join our multidisciplinary, specialist panel, including people living with diabetes, on 30thSeptember 2020 at 10.30am to:
- Learn and become more aware about the impacts of language and emotional health on living with diabetes
- Find out practical ways to create or maintain a positive language and emotionally supportive environment in your encounters with people living with diabetes
- Learn how to use and interpret reliable measures of emotional health
- Access resources and materials to further develop your knowledge and practice about language and emotional health support in diabetes care
About the Webinar:
Hosted and funded by The Open University and the Association of British Clinical Diabetologist’s (ABCD) Diabetes Technology Network, (DTN) and approved by Diabetes UK, the webinar is based on two recent landmark publications:
NHS England’s ‘Language Matters: a position statement' and
The panel will provide webinar participants with tips and insights into how to put the principles and evidence from these publications into day to day interactions between health care professionals and people living with diabetes.
The 1.5-hour event will feature a series of presentations, each followed by Q&As, and signposting to resources, in the following programme:
10.30: Welcome and Introduction: Mrs Rosie Walker
10.35: Why Language Matters in Diabetes Care: Professor Cathy Lloyd
10.47: Language Matters in Practice: Dr Pete Jennings (and person with Type 1 diabetes)
11.59: Understanding Diabetes and Depression: Professor Arie Nouwen
11.11: Type 2 Diabetes and Stigma – Understanding the Emotional Impacts: Mr Bob Swindell (and person with Type 2 diabetes)
11.23: How to Measure Emotional Health: Dr Keith Meadows
11.35: Essentials of Language and Diabetes: A quick guide: Dr Emma Wilmot
11.47: Summary Remarks from Panel Members: led by Professor Cathy Lloyd
11.55: Webinar Resources Overview: Mrs Rosie Walker
12.00: Close of Webinar
Dr Peter Jennings: works as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse to support people who use technology to self-manage their type 1 diabetes. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University where he educates healthcare professionals about diabetes technologies and coordinates Learning about Looping Study Days(www.ntu.ac.uk/learningaboutlooping).Peter has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 30 years.
Dr Cathy Lloyd: Is Professor of Health Studies at The Open University. Her research includes work on diabetes and mental health and promoting positive and appropriate language for clinical encounters between people with diabetes and health care professionals. She leads the Community Interventions Network for Diabetes and Depression (CoIN-DD), a collaborative research group for academics, researchers and clinicians in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Dr Keith Meadows: Is founder of Health Outcomes Insights, a consultancy focusing on patient centricity and wellbeing. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the measurement of the behavioural and psychological impact of living with diabetes and is author of the Diabetes Health Profile.
Dr Arie Nouwen: Is a clinical psychologist. He was Professor of Psychology at Middlesex University until his retirement in June 2020 and is currently Honorary Professor at The Open University. His research focuses on the psychosocial and mental health aspects of diabetes mellitus with special emphasis on motivation to dietary self-care and on co-morbid depression. He is currently Chair of the Psychosocial Study group PSAD of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
Mr Bob Swindell: Bob was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in May 2013. He’s a Trustee of Diabetes UK a member of the Diabetes UK Diabetes Research Steering Group. he is a keen runner, one of parkrun's Event support Ambassadors and Event Director of Oak Hill parkrun in Barnet, North London. He tweets as @fractis.
Mrs Rosie Walker: Is a former Diabetes Specialist Nurse who now runs Successful Diabetes, an independent company providing person-centred workshops and resources for living or working with diabetes. She co-wrote the NHS England publication 'Language Matters' and was part of the group who adapted 'Diabetes and Emotional Health: A Practical Guide to Supporting Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes' for Diabetes UK.
Dr Emma Wilmot: Is a Consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and a Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. She strives to improve the lives of people living with diabetes through her work with the ABCD Diabetes Technology Network UK.
Webinar Director for the Open University: Mr Keith Hamilton, Technical Coordinator, Audio-Visual Department
How to join the webinar:
Please register here and, nearer the time of the event, you will be sent the link to watch and participate in the webinar.
After the webinar, a recording and all the resources signposted will be available to view, download and share from host websites
We look forward to you joining us for an interesting, lively and useful webinar!
This webinar is approved by Diabetes UK who are also spreading the word here