New video shining a light on the emotional impact of diabetes launched as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

By Editor
17th May 2023
Latest news, Mental wellbeing

The Eden team based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre has released a social media video to shine a light on the emotional toll of living with diabetes to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2023.

As part of the national campaign, Eden has created a video that follows a young man called Ben with type 1 diabetes who is experiencing poor mental health due to the continuous burden of living with the condition.

Throughout the week, people can also exclusively access Eden’s psychological wellbeing online learning resource.

James Ridgeway, Diabetes Educator for Eden, said: “We are proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week and to highlight the challenges faced by those living with diabetes and mental health conditions.

He added: “Our psychological wellbeing online resource is just one of the ways we are working to make a positive difference in the lives of those impacted by mental health, and we are committed to continuing this important work.

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual campaign that is dedicated to raising important topics, tackling stigma and exploring different ways we can protect our mental wellbeing. Taking place from Monday, May 15, to Sunday, May 21, the theme this year is ‘Anxiety’.

Eden is a multi-award-winning team that delivers education programmes, developed by the NHS for healthcare professionals.

With a sustained and successful track record in Leicester, Eden provides organisations with the opportunity to transform the diabetes care it offers by enhancing the skill levels of staff involved in diabetes treatment.

To access the Eden video, click here.

For more information about Eden, visit

Comments (1)

  1. Amanda Woods says:

    Hey there! First off, I wanted to say a big thank you for sharing this fantastic video on the emotional impact of diabetes. As someone who has been living with diabetes for a while now, I can definitely relate to the rollercoaster of emotions that come along with it. It’s such an important topic to shed light on, especially during Mental Health Awareness Week.

    The video did an incredible job of capturing the real-life experiences of individuals living with diabetes and the emotional challenges they face. It’s reassuring to know that we’re not alone in our struggles and that there are resources available to help us navigate the emotional aspect of this condition. One resource that particularly caught my attention was the mention of LGBTQ+ counseling on Calmerry. It’s so crucial to address the unique needs of different communities within the diabetes community, and providing specialized support is a huge step in the right direction. I’ll definitely be checking out Calmerry and recommending it to others who may benefit to check LGBTQ+ counseling on Calmerry

    Overall, I just wanted to express my gratitude for bringing awareness to the emotional impact of diabetes. It’s a subject that often gets overlooked, but it’s an essential part of the diabetes journey. Keep up the fantastic work, and I look forward to reading more of your insightful articles in the future!

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