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Stamford to host Living with Diabetes event

A Living with Diabetes educational event is taking place in Stamford next week.

It follows the successful staging of a mental health and wellbeing workshop that took place last Friday and attracted around 100 people to the Stamford Town Hall.

“The Stamford Mental Health and Wellbeing Educational event was very well received and we had around 100 people turn up for it,” said one of the organisers, Harrish Bisnauthsing. “There is clearly a need for these kind of events.”

Harrish Bisnauthsing and Julie Harwin from MindspaceStamford Photo: Lee Hellwing (5272690)
Harrish Bisnauthsing and Julie Harwin from MindspaceStamford Photo: Lee Hellwing (5272690)

Hosted by MindSpace Stamford, Stamford and District Lions and Lakeside Healthcare Stamford PPG, the programme included a talk about mental health and wellbeing by Dr Dan Petrie, a workshop on how to manage anxiety, a session offering insight into practical everyday ideas that support good mental health and a question and answer session.

Harrish said a variety of issues were raised and discussed including loneliness and anxiety.

He said they would hold the event again next year.

The Living with Diabetes event will take place next Friday (November 16) and will be held in the Meeting Hall at the Stamford and Rutland Hospital in Ryhall Road.

The free to attend event starts at 1pm and runs until 4.30pm. Information about self care, diet, physical activities, footcare and support will be made available for those with diabetes.

There will also be a chance to ask questions and to meet others with diabetes.

The programme includes a talk by Dr Jonathan Roland about treatments for diabetes and choosing one that suits you, finding a diet that meets your needs by dietitian Jo Campbell, physical activity as part of your self-management by Ryan Marrow and sleep and the impact on diabetes on you by Prof Graham Law from Lincoln University.

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