We were delighted with the positive feedback from our participants at five different workshops, facilitated by Dr. Kate Gajweska, Psychologist – held during the month of December, for people living in the Leinster area, supported through HSE/National lottery funding 2021.
Three online morning workshops were held for parents of children with diabetes and two workshops were held for adults living with Type 1 diabetes.
Kate, who herself, lives with Type 1 diabetes, covered topics such as diabetes-specific mental health challenges, problems specific to developmental age, for the parents, and emotions and diabetes distress through the lifespan for everyone. This included tips and advice on how to avoid burnout. The benefit of the meeting also was to share experiences, exchange ideas amongst the group and benefit from peer support.
We are planning similar events for people living in different HSE areas early in 2022, so stay tuned!