Becky, one of our type 2 diabetes Peer Mentors, is back with another delicious, diabetes friendly recipe! This time, she’s got your breakfast covered. ‘I love the crunch of granola sprinkled over yoghurt, but the pre-made product is expensive and too high in sugar and carbs. I use Hemp Hearts instead of oats – they’re Read More
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Bex Shorunke Senior Media Officer at akt lets us know about the vital support services they are offering to LGBTQ+ young people. In Bristol and the surrounding South West, hundreds of LGBTQ+ young people are at risk of homelessness each year. LGBTQ+ young people account for 24 per cent of the youth homelessness population across Read More
Nadia, one of our amazing Peer Mentors, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2018. Read her story on how she overcame her challenges of managing the condition through Covid and how she took back control of her health. ‘When I was diagnosed, I felt helpless, worried and worried about falling into trouble if I Read More
Becky, one of our type 2 diabetes Peer Mentors, was struggling to know what to do with a carton of egg whites in her fridge – many recipes she found online were for sweet treats. So she came up with her own delicious frittata recipe! “I bought a carton of egg whites and couldn’t decide Read More
*Sally decided to speak to one of our peer mentors having struggled with managing her type 2 diabetes for several years. She’s shared her story this Diabetes Awareness Week. When I was first diagnosed, I suddenly felt very mortal and old. I thought that this meant that I couldn’t have any of the things that Read More
This year for Diabetes Week, we are all about sharing and celebrating the #DiabetesStories from our mentors and mentees. In this very special podcast, some of our amazing peer mentors have shared their highs and lows of living with the condition; from dealing with shock of a diagnosis, to making positive change and even managing Read More
Come and take a read of our Summer 2021 newsletter. We’ll be introducing some new members of staff, providing you with some important benefit updates, hearing from some of our amazing volunteers and letting you know how you can vote for Brigstowe to win £500!
On Monday 3rd May, type 2 diabetes Peer Mentor, Becky, and Peer Support Coordinator, Robyn Taylor, took to the airwaves on BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall show to talk everything type 2 diabetes. Becky shared her experience of living with the condition, how she took control of her health and her time as a Peer Read More
Brigstowe’s “Positive Voices” Programme, which includes our Peer Mentoring, HIV Awareness Training and Recently Diagnosed Workshop, was set up five years ago with funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. After lots of hard work and a full evaluation of these services, we submitted an application for continuation funding. We are delighted to say that our application was successful and we have been awarded a five year continuation grant enabling us to continue and develop Read More
Come and take a read of our Spring Newsletter. We’ll be introducing 3 new members of staff as well as providing you with all the usual updates.