Diabetes UK is a national charity that supports people living with diabetes in the UK.
Phone: 0345 123 2399
Their helpline is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, and is connected to an NHS helpline so you can also ask clinical questions and diabetes nurse specialists or doctors can advise.
They also have a number of resources available via their website:
Diabetes UK Learning Zone delivers videos, quizzes, information and more. This is all tailored to you once you have registered and shared some information about your diabetes. All Learning Zone material and courses are completely free: https://learningzone.diabetes.org.uk/
MyType1Diabetes website: For adults with Type 1 diabetes. Includes videos and eLearning courses, to help people understand more about Type 1 diabetes and increase confidence in how to manage it: myType1diabetes.nhs.uk
Diabetes workbook for clients: A workbook developed as part of a research trial looking into how effective collaborative care is for individuals with depression and comorbid diabetes and/ or cardiovascular disease. For more information about this randomised controlled trial visit here: https://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h638
Positive Coping with Health Conditions: a self-care workbook written by health professionals that provides strategies to help individuals living with health problems to cope
General mental health websites and workbooks:
These resources support general mental health and may not be specific to health problems.
Northumberland NHS self-help
Brief self-help leaflets on: Abuse, Alcohol, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, Self Harm, Panic, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Postnatal Depression, Obsessions and Compulsions
Centre for Clinical Interventions
Detailed workbooks on: panic, worrying, assertiveness, disordered eating, low self-esteem, managing distress, depression.
This website has a range of booklets and videos explaining step by step how to use some of the key cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, for example behavioural activation, problem-solving, worry management and graded exposure. These may be used alongside some of the therapy sessions you attend in our service.
Tools and resources to help yourself and others to feel better.
Mental health charity with lots of useful information.