You may all remember my recent blog with the postcards and the 13 yr olds etc, well, it was a huge success.

A big group of young teenagers with diabetes were given a postcard and told they could write anything to, or about their diabetes... obviously there were a few "i eat sweets without my mum knowing" type responses but there was also a huge ammount of heart wrenching deep ones..."i think i let my family down so i lie about my blood sugars" and so on...

All of the group responded real well to this activity and not only did it give us a focus on what needs to be covered in psych support for these young ones, but also a chance for them to vent - to release anything they may have been keeping hidden - they were allowed a moment of confession, without being judged and without fear.

Something i feel we could all sometimes use.

As part of this new approach to psychological support, my colleague (Dr. Gudie Court) and I, have set up a facility for these very confessions of ours, and I would like your contribution.

Heres what you do -

Get a postcard (any kind will do, if its a blank one you may wish to decorate it). Write your diabetes confession. No need to put your name as this is totally anonymous, and your chance to let free your inner confession about your diabetes. Post it to -

Sweet Confessions

PO BOX 16069

Sandringham

Auckland 1351

New Zealand

All confessions gathered will be arranged into a collection of worldwide sweet confessions.

You can send as many as you like.

Thanks all for your support

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Comment by Tammy H on July 1, 2010 at 6:45pm
I love this idea!
Comment by Miss Miss on July 1, 2010 at 8:00pm
Glad your idea was a hit. This one sounds good also.
Comment by Gerri on July 1, 2010 at 9:55pm
Great the postcard project was a success! Love the new idea, too.
Comment by Lou on July 2, 2010 at 2:49pm
excellent idea *thumbs up
Comment by DannyBoy on July 5, 2010 at 3:40pm
thanks all for your great feedback.
SEAGATOR - postage should only cost you a normal postcard stamp price, so not sure from your part of the world.
Couldnt have picked a further country away i suppose ha ha!
Its a great feeling though - to say something that i actually am pretty embarrassed about to be honest, kind of gives you a feeling of relief, Have a go, seriously its wierd, it makes you smile and feel contented - all from a little postcard.... with a sweet confession...

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