Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK have a wide range of resources and services to support people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals:

  • Our Local Support Groups provide an opportunity for people with diabetes to access local diabetes peer support.
  • Our Support Forum is a space where people with diabetes, and their families and carers, can exchange knowledge and experiences online.
  • Our Learning Zone provides tailored diabetes advice, including practical tips to help with mental health. You can log in as a healthcare professional to see what your patients will see before recommending the Learning Zone to them.
  • For further information and support, your patients can get in touch with the Diabetes UK helpline
    • Telephone: 0345 123 2399, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm 
    • Email: 
  • If you're in Scotland
    • Telephone: 0141 212 8710, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.  
    • Email:

Keep reading this page for different resources from Diabetes UK, and other organisations, relavent to the different topics covered in the Emotional Wellbeing Module.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Specific Support

Having a Quality Conversation

Common Mental Health Problems

  • For more information about the symptoms and screening for depression please see the NICE guidelines.
  • Mind also share useful resources and information about depression and anxiety.

Diabetes Specific Difficulties

Additional Support

Here you can find some suggested statutory services and resources based on your location in the UK.


Access information about:


  • Access information about how to access mental health services in different areas of Scotland. You can also filter the search based on sub-topic for those experiencing mental health difficulties relating to a specific topic
  • Support in Mind Scotland provide information and services to support people experiencing issues with their mental health in Scotland.


  • Access information about mental health support services in Wales, including links to services provided by your local health board.
  • C.A.L.L. offer a free 24/7 helpline for mental health support in Wales. Get in touch by calling 0800 132737 or texting 'help' to 81066.

Northern Ireland

Other organisations offering support

There are many other organisations which offer support for people with emotional, psychological and mental health needs. These may be from social care, or a charity or voluntary organisations.

Here are a few examples of places to access additional support:

Looking After Your Own Emotional Wellbeing

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) have developed guidance to support leaders and managers who will need to consider the wellbeing services of their NHS staff as they continue to deliver care, during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. You can read the full guidance here.

  • Visit Our NHS People for information on how to access helplines, wellbeing apps, and guides to support you to look after your wellbeing.

  • The NHS Bereavement and Trauma support line has a team of fully qualified and trained professionals who are fluent Tagalog speakers, to provide suport for colleagues from a Filipino background with bereavement and other mental health concerns. This helpline assistance is available from anywhere in the country and provided by Hospice UK. To book a consultation call 0300 303 115 between 7 am – 11pm or text Frontline to 85258

  • Liberate Meditation is a smartphone app which offers culturally sensitive and diverse meditations and talks that have been curated for the BAME community. It aims to help reduce anxiety, alleviate stress and promote rest.
  • NHS Staff Virtual Common Rooms are safe and supportive spaces for colleagues across the NHS and ambulance sector to stay mentally well. The confidential sessions last one hour and will have a maximum of ten NHS participants. It is available for NHS staff and final year students.
  • CARE offers information about health and wellbeing support for those in Social Care. This includes an online platform, applications, and routes to access help when needed.

  • Take a quick quiz by Every Mind Matters to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost mood and feel in control.
  • Print out this infographic by NHS Employers for your workspace to remind your colleagues about the importance of their wellbeing whilst at work.

  • Mind have a range of wellbeing at work action plans which you and your colleagues can use to support your wellbeing at work.
  • Watch a 30 minute webinar by NHS Education for Scotland: Managing wellbeing webinar of staff and teams for managers and team leaders