Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is a community website focusing on providing a comprehensive, supportive and independent experience for visitors from across the world. Click here to visit the website


Diabetes Wellness & Research Foundation

Aims to support people with diabetes, through the provision of information and guidance, while the researchers we fund continue to work towards finding a cure. Click here to visit the website


On Line Support for Type 1 Diabetes

It can be hard for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to know which websites to trust, so NHS England has made it easier by collecting all the useful NHS-trusted links in one place. The new pages help people with Type 1 diabetes to gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their condition. Click here to find out about Type 1 Diabetes

The site provides links to practical help on injecting insulin and checking blood glucose levels – as well as useful advice around living with the condition. Read the blog here


Diabetes Psychological Wellbeing Service (DPWS)

The DPWS are not a crisis service and are not open 24 hours per day.

If you are worried about your safety or the safety of others please contact your GP or phone 111.

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm 
Telephone: 01604 657722


Are We The Right Service For You?

We currently see people who are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Experiencing reduced psychological wellbeing (e.g. stress or low mood).

How Can We Help?

We are team of psychological practitioners based in the county of Northamptonshire. We are part of the Diabetes Multi-Disciplinary Team (D-MDT) which also provides nursing, podiatry and dietetic support to people with a diagnosis of diabetes.

We currently have clinics based in Northampton, Daventry, Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough.

We offer short-term interventions such as guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy to help you reach your goals. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps to manage your problems by changing our thoughts and behaviour.

 We offer face to face or telephone support with a psychological practitioner who has a knowledge and understanding of the challenges experienced by peopleliving with diabetes.


Diabetes and Emotions

Living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can present a wide range of daily challenges and demands. It is common to experience negative emotions such as feeling overwhelmed, low mood, anxiety and anger.

Together, these can impact on your diabetes self-care and overall wellbeing.

Common problems include:

  • Tackling lifestyle changes
  • Motivation
  • Fear of developing complications
  • Overeating and comfort eating
  • Fear of hypo/hyperglycaemia
  • Adjustment to a new diagnosis
  • Needle phobia
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Feeling overwhelmed and diabetes ‘burnout’

How Do I Access The Service?

  • Self-referral by contacting 01604 657722 (8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri - Please leave a message)
  • You can also ask your GP or nurse for a referral

What Happens Next? 

Once we have received your referral, we will contact you for a telephone screening which helps to establish whether we are a suitable service for you and to understand your current difficulties.

If we are a suitable service, you will be offered a face to face appointment in one of our clinics or a telephone appointment if preferred which usually lasts up to 50 minutes. From here, we will discuss possible treatment options.