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Do you work in an emotional support team?
Have you or your team made significant positive changes to the emotional wellbeing for people with diabetes and/or their families and carers?
This category recognises initiatives that deliver emotional wellbeing support for children, young people, emerging adults and adults, with diabetes of all ages and/or their families and carers.
Initiatives are not limited to people with ‘diagnosable/classifiable’ psychological problems.
Digital and technology initiatives should be UK or Ireland based (even if they are used globally). Work must have been conducted during the 18-month period between July 2018 and December 2019.
Entries should demonstrate clear, specific goals with outcomes that have been evaluated using appropriate baseline and follow-up measures. There should be evidence of innovation, and detail of project planning, methods, safety considerations, effectiveness, timeliness, user feedback, cost efficiency and economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.
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Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes - Adults
Embedding Psychotherapy Within a Community Diabetes Team by Diabetes Care for You, by Sussex Community Foundation Trust
“Winning the QiC Diabetes 2019 Mind and Body Healthy Together, Adults award was incredibly special and important. To be recognised for the way in which Diabetes Care for You (DCFY) embeds psychotherapy within all aspects of the diabetes community illustrates the acceptance and the importance of connecting the mind and body for positive self-management of diabetes. This initiative has already been showcased to commissioners to illustrate how psychological services can work for people with diabetes and what they should actually look like. The award confirms that the service should be a template for ‘best practice’ and has been used within our service literature and in publications for Diabetes UK. Multiple agencies (diabetes and psychological) have contacted us to find out ‘how it is done’. Internally (within our own Trust) the award has highlighted the importance of emotional health in the management of all physical illnesses and difficulties. We (the diabetes psychotherapy team) feel proud that our work is recognised nationally and internationally.”
Jackie Fosbury, Diabetes Psychotherapy Lead, Diabetes Care for You, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults
Wrexham Young Adult Diabetes Service: Getting Our Heads Around Diabetes by Wrexham Maelor Hospital (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)
“Winning the QiC Award has been a huge boost to our service and our wider team. It has given us a platform to promote our service design and ethos across the UK. The award has also enabled us to demonstrate to decision makers in our trust that the work that we do is highly regarded across the UK, which will allow us to secure additional future resources.”
Dr Rose Stewart, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)