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Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association

Having an eating disorder, or supporting someone who has, can be a distressing and bewildering experience. Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) offers a range of services throughout Somerset and the surrounding area. 

Based at Shepton Mallet in Somerset, in the Southwest of England (UK), we provide support to anyone affected by eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and all related conditions.

Our services include Counselling Services, a monthly Self help Support Group, Training and Presentations for Health Professionals and GPs, and an Outreach and Community Support programme, working with young people in Secondary Schools and four of the major Colleges in the county.

We are here to support and listen to you, wherever you are on your journey.

Click Here to watch a video called "The Nine Truths About Eating Disorders".     

With kind thanks to World Eating Disorders Action Day for their kind permission to use this video.


“I had consistently been losing weight for more than 8 months and had become accustomed to eating very little. This triggered a return of my anorexia, after a 20-year period of recovery. SWEDA were able to offer me an appointment the very next day. When we met I was feeling very ill and frightened.I spoke to them about my fears, but then took the decision to go to my doctor on the way home. I was admitted to hospital within a few days.”

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