Sometimes we need help with our mental health and we have listed some contacts here for anyone struggling with keeping on track in life, whether it's with your diabetes management or any other concern.
Note: the following are generally for persons resident in the UK.
The NHS in England offers some psychological support through Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.
The services are:
- talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, other therapies, and guided self-help.
- help for common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression.
You can refer yourself or do this through a GP. Find out more here.
Other places where you can find support and someone to talk to:
Helpline: 0345 123 2399
Infoline: 0300 123 3393 – an information and signposting service. Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
24/7 free helpline
Call: 116 123
YoungMinds (Young people's mental health charity)Textline: Text YM to 85258
Call: 0800 11 117
Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When Type 1 Diabetes Is Getting Too Much and You Feel Like Things Are Slipping (Talking Type 1)
by Rose Stewart
Paperback, 14 pages, published 9 December 2021.
Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can't Take It Anymore
by William Polonsky (Note, US author)
Paperback 360 pages, published 13 January 2000 by the American Diabetes Association. Available on Amazon.