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Charity fixes "serious lack" of psych support for diabetic young people

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Sunday 29 May 2022

Charity fixes "serious lack" of psych support for diabetic young people

Sunday 29 May 2022


A local charity has provided funding to address the "serious lack of psychological support" for young people learning to live with diabetes.

Charity Diabetes Jersey has secured the services of Dr Samantha Weld-Blundell of the Little Psychology Company to provide psychological support for young people with diabetes.

Parents of young children with diabetes will also be considered for support.

“There has been a very serious lack of psychological support for some time, particularly for young people learning to live with Type 1 diabetes and, to a lesser extent, those with Type 2 diabetes," explained Diabetes Jersey's Chair, Bill O’Brien.

“Therefore the charity has addressed the issue, hopefully on a temporary basis, until Health and Community Services are able to fulfil the need which, in some cases, is desperate.”

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Pictured: Parents of children with diabetes will also be considered for support.

In the first instance, anyone wishing to access this service should contact Liz Freeman by text only on 07797 725728.

They can also email betsff@yahoo.co.uk for further information.

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