Getting Help and Support
We offer two support groups, one for carers of those with eating disorders and one for people with eating disorders themselves. Both support groups are confidential, informal, friendly and always respect privacy.
They are run by trained facilitators and everyone will have a chance to speak if they wish to, or you can just listen. You will be under no obligation to say anything unless you wish to, but the warm and supportive atmosphere should make it easy to join in.
Caring for anyone with an eating disorder can be stressful. Our Carers group will offer a safe and welcoming space for you to talk about your role and the impact it has had on you. You don’t need to be living with the person you are concerned about to come along.
It will allow you the opportunity to share your stories and experiences with people who understand what you are going through and look positively toward the future. Discussing ways of how you can develop coping strategies to help you take care of your own health and well being. Through a good support network, we can help you to be a more effective carer.
People with Eating Disorders
The second group, for people with eating disorders, is for anyone aged 18 or over, male or female. If you are attending for the first time you are more than welcome to bring along a carer or friend to support you. It will offer a safe, positive and welcoming space for anyone struggling with any kind of eating disorder, or food-related problem. It will give you an opportunity to talk and express your feelings and concerns with those who know what it is like to have experienced an eating disorder. It will be run by someone who understands and we hope that this group will give you a sense of community and help all that attend feel less alone and isolated.