According to NICE, people with diabetes are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than people without it. Depression can have a serious impact on a person's well being and their ability and motivation to self-manage their condition.

Diabetes and depression

Kirklees IAPT are running a Living well with Diabetes course:

  • This is a 7 session course which uses CBT based techniques to help with the low mood and anxiety often experienced by people with diabetes.
  • The course covers how we currently cope with diabetes, compassion and negative thinking, sleep hygiene, depression and anxiety, worry management, becoming more active and using mindfulness as well as looking at next steps and relapse prevention.
  • The course is facilitated by a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
  • All participants will get hand-outs incorporating the key points from each session and techniques to use as well as a free relaxation CD

Due to the COVID-19 all our courses are on hold, please call our admin for further details 01484 343700

Information for professionals

If you are a health professional wanting to refer a client there are a number of ways you can do this.

More info

Work for us

Current vacancies within South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Do you need urgent help?

If you require more immediate support regarding your mental health please contact Kirklees 24 hour Single Point of Access Team on: 01924 316830
"Feeling ‘normal’ amongst other women. Very helpful. Made me feel like I was doing fine, thank you so much for that" Recent attendee of the Mindful Pregnancy Course in Dewsbury
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