Diabetes UK Online Support event for adults with Type 1 Diabetes

The first #TheBig1 Online takes place on Wednesday 28th April from 6.30 pm to 8 pm and will focus on Sport and Exercise and registration is free.

The second #TheBig1 Online takes place on Tuesday 29th June from 6.30 pm to 8 pm and will focus on Travel and registration is free.

Each session is designed to be friendly and supportive, encouraging conversation and support between attendees. We have run a variety of these events over the last year and have had very positive feedback.

GP Surgeries 

Penn Hill Surgery

  • Mental Health Group: Takes place on the first Monday of the month from 6 pm - 7:30 pm and is open to anyone from any other GP practice. It's led by one of the Penn Hill Surgery's counsellors and supported by a health coach.  
  • Health & Well-Being Group: Takes place on the third Monday of the month from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm and is designed to offer support to anyone that is struggling with their weight and at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The group keeps things fun by doing quizzes and have speakers in from different areas of healthcare such as dietitians and health coaches.

Preston Grove Surgery

  • Peer Support Group: Preston Grove Medical Centre is now doing a peer support group on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 - 11 am. It is an open invitation to anyone with diabetes, you do not have to be a patient with Preston Grove to attend.

Frome Medical Centre

  • Peer Support Group: The peer support group for Mendip takes place at Frome Medical Centre on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6 - 8 pm. Dr Rob Taylor and the Health Connector run the session. There is no need to book and patients from other GP practices are welcome to attend.