Mental Health & Diabetes – Prof J. Lucey & Dr J. Breckon


People living with Diabetes have a double risk of experiencing Depression. Good management of Diabetes can help ameliorate the complications but changing behaviour around lifestyle is difficult. Prof. Jim Lucey and Dr Jeff Breckon offer an interesting insight into understanding the anxiety of diabetes and  how we approach diabetes.

Diabetes Ireland Conference & Exhibition,(DICE) Friday March 24th, Croke Park 


image Dr Jeff Breckon


Dr Jeff Breckon discusses the role of Motivational Interviewing for Health Behaviour Change and provides insight into his team’s trials, research findings on counselling and lifestyle interventions. Jeff, a BPS and HCPC Chartered Psychologist, is Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University.

  11.00am  Hogan Suite


Pic:Marc O'Sullivan

Prof. Jim Lucey discusses the higher risk of depression for those living with diabetes. As Medical Director of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, he has worked with patients suffering from mental health problems such as health anxieties for more than 30 years. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College.

11.30am Nally Suite


Updated DICE programme 16 March 2017