Wellness, mindset 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. Both people with type 1 and their families need some support to stay emotionally well and mentally healthy. Burnout is real, and we can help you through it.
At the Family Centre, we believe you need to find your tribe to thrive. We connect people impacted by type 1 diabetes in Western Australia through two online communities through Facebook. Our communities are positive, helpful, supportive and a great way to crowdsource solutions to your diabetes dilemmas from a group of people with thousands of hours of lived experience of type 1 between them.
Our Parents' Community is a closed Facebook community for parents of children with type 1 in Western Australia. It's a place to connect, share knowledge, and seek support. It averages over 350 engagements every day and is a lively, dynamic community where everyone gets it! You can connect with the Parents' Community here.
If you're 16+ and living with type 1 diabetes, or the friend, partner or support person of an adult with type 1, connect with our Adults' Community. Being part of our Adults' Community gives you access to information about the Family Centre's social events, resources, workshops and clinical care - and an awesome, local community of type 1 adults to connect with. Join in the conversation here, and share your experiences, learn about new type 1 tips, tricks and hacks, make friends and post your daily wins!
Our Mothers' Group is a private group to connect mothers, mothers-to-be and women trying to conceive (TTC) who live in Western Australia with type 1 diabetes in order to organise online or face-to-face catch-ups at the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre in Stirling, WA.
Connect with others at the Family Centre
Whether you're living with type 1 or looking after someone with type 1, it's important to connect with people who share your journey. It normalises the diabetes experience, breaks down the isolation living with a complex medical condition can impose, and gives you the chance to share experiences with others who speak your language.
The Family Centre has a wide range of social events and fun and informative workshops aimed to connect you with others, which can help you reach and maintain a positive state of mind. Check out our Events to find out more, and visit this page again soon - we have lots of new resources in the works to help you stay motivated!
If you are in a crisis or need emergency help:
The national youth mental health foundation is here to help young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time.
Provides relationship support services for individuals and families, and supports people to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
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.
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.
Directions Psychology Group Programs
Direction Psychology offer a range of tailored group therapy sessions, designed to help
children, teens and adults manage real issues commonly experienced.
Their groups run for 6 weeks, with the exception of The Body Project, which runs for 4 weeks.
Sessions are available either online, at their Joondalup clinic locations or at the Family Centre.
Current group options include:
Girls With a Purpose: Female 9-12 & 13-17s
In The Zone: 13-17 & 18+
The Body Project: Female 13-18s
The Magic Coat: 5-8 & 9-12s
Wise Minds: 13-17 & 18+