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Clinical Psychology - Worcestershire Paediatric Diabetes Service

What is Paediatric Clinical Psychology?

  • Paediatric Clinical Psychologists have training in child development and understanding how people think, feel and behave. They specialise in working with children, young people and families around coping, adjustment and living with a medical condition and/or its treatment.
  • The Clinical Psychologists are part of the diabetes team. 
  • We understand that managing diabetes is a daily job and can affect you and the people around you. Diabetes can affect how you feel or think about things. People can sometimes feel fed up, worried, stressed, angry, upset or down. We aim to help you and your family understand the links between diabetes, how you think and feel, and the things you do to see if there are ways in which we can help things to feel better. 
  • It can also sometimes be difficult to look after diabetes with the various things to remember and do. Finding ways of fitting diabetes care in with other parts of everyday life so that it doesn’t feel like diabetes is ruling things is important. People cope with this in different ways which can be more or less helpful. 
  • The psychologists, alongside the rest of your diabetes team, are here to help. We can talk with you and try to help you find ways of coping with the difficulties or feelings that you and your family may be facing. 
  • Mythbuster: you do not have to be mad or bad to see a psychologist!