Types of Groups
Due to COVID-19 all planned discussion groups are online. We offer two types of online discussion groups; (a) groups run by BAME friends, family members, and invited others; and (b) groups led by or involving a professional, such as a doctor or psychologist.
Focus on COVID-19
For obvious reasons our priority right now is supporting BAME people with diabetes who have also tested positive for COVID-19. COVID-19 complicates diabetes treatment and care, and may increase the risk of premature mortality.
Volunteers are invaluable in helping us set up and run online support groups. For example, tech savvy young people can help manage Zoom video conferencing, or provide technical assistance to elderly parents involved in the session.
Given the importance of religious faith in BAME communities our online support initiatives will occasionally involve input form faith-based organisations (e.g. churches).
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“I really enjoyed the discussion group. I certainly would recommend this to other BAME people diagnosed with diabetes and also struggling with or worried about COVID-19. The knowledge I gained has been invaluable. I also made some new friends.”
– Beth S.