Emotional Wellness and type 1
Let's face it, type 1 can be tough. Staying well with type 1 isn't just about medical management, it's also about finding the inner strength and motivation to get up and face it every day. Sometimes, both people with type 1 and their families need a bit of help to stay emotionally well and mentally healthy. These resources and services can help.
Diabetes Counselling Online provides free education, support and online counselling to people with diabetes and their families.
Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation, here to help young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time. They offer free information, advice and counselling through their centres and website. Check out Headspace if you are feeling down or stressed about type 1, if you're not dealing with school, are feeling worried about diabetes or your health in general, or if you want to talk about other things like relationships or friendships, sexual health, alcoholor drugs, money or bullying.
Relationships Australia provides relationship support services for individuals and families, and supports people to achieve positive and respectful relationships. Relationships Australia offers counselling and a range of family and community support and education programs.
Act Belong Commit is a community-based campaign that encourages people to take action to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Take their self-assessment test to understand more about your mental wellbeing by clicking here.
Beyond Blue has an excellent collection of informative resources about mental health, anxiety and depression on its website. You can also connect with others who may share your experience on the Beyond Blue online forums.
Remember, the Family Centre is here to help. We have a range of programs, events and courses aimed to help you reach and maintain a positive state of mind, whether you're a young person with type 1 or a family member of a person with type 1. Check the Programs and Events tab to find out more.