GReaT Groups – Supporting Transition to Secondary School


Children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at greater risk of psychological problems and need psychosocial support as part of diabetes care. The transition from primary to secondary is regarded as one of the most difficult in pupils’ educational careers, with transitioning requiring adaptation to multiple emotional, social, organisational, cognitive and systemic changes. However, little is known about the impact for children with T1D and their parents. The University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Paediatric Psychology Service and Diabetes team developed a brief, family-based intervention that explores diabetes concerns during this period and allows opportunities to share ideas and resources. The Getting Ready for Transition (GReaT) group aims to increase confidence and reduce the concerns of children and parents.

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Type 1 Specialist Service – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults
GReaT Groups – Supporting Transition to Secondary School
by University College London Hospitals


Dr Halina Flannery

Job title:
Clinical Psychologist
Place of work:
University College London Hospitals


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