Mental Health Research and Support for Parents of Type 1 Children
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About the Event
The psychological impact of looking after someone with type 1 diabetes is real. Research shows that around one in five parents of children with type 1 diabetes experience psychological distress as a result of managing their child’s condition around the clock. It is not uncommon to experience feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, overwhelm and burnout when you are helping a child manage a chronic condition.
Researchers from ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery will be talking to our parents’ community about the latest findings about the mental impact parents of children with chronic conditions face. You’ll hear from Associate Professor Diana Arabiat, Professor Lisa Whitehead and Professor Evalotte Morelius from about the latest findings on this topic.
You’ll also hear from our resident psychologist Anastasia Mazzardis from Direction Psychology, who has experience working with type 1 children, adolescents and their families, on strategies and solutions to help parents and families with type 1 children cope and thrive.
At the Family Centre, we are here to support you in every way possible, whether it’s directing you to better management options through allied healthcare including psychology, dietetics and diabetes education and or provide you with the tools to educate yourself about type 1. We’re also here to connect you to a community of parents who are going through the same thing as you. Come along to our event so you can meet other parents in a similar situation to you.
Register for this talk now!