SWEDA is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our Lottery Bid, ‘’Reaching Communities”. This will give the organisation secure funding for key services for the next five years. We have received a significant sum which will allow SWEDA to re-build a much needed Eating Disorder service across Somerset.
We would like to thank you for your continued support & understanding throughout this difficult period of SWEDA’s life.
Over the next few months we will be making some structural changes, recruiting key staff & developing the infrastructure to enable us to move forward, with the aim of launching new services from the autumn. We will of course keep you up-to-date with plans as they unfold.
Please be aware that this development will take time; our immediate availability will not be increasing.
Watch this space…..for further updates & recruitment information.
'After 16 years I will be leaving Sweda in October. I have really enjoyed being part of such a unique Charity, working alongside such great people. It has been a real privilege to have shared in so many personal journeys, witnessing the struggle, the pain & the courage of moving towards life & recovery.
I wish Sweda well in its own journey - new staff, new services, new premises. Kym Netherton has joined the Sweda Team as Support Services Manager. Kym is now the person to contact for anything to do with Sweda services. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With best wishes,
Self-Help Support Group Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30
The Group meets in the Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street,
Forthcoming Dates: Wednesdays-: 4th November
, 9th December
If you're interested & would like to know more, you can email Sian & Sarah
at SWEDA on
call our admin line: 01749 671318.
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Cupcake Queen Bites Back
Journey through recovery from an eating disorder
Authored by Ms Jackie Tanner
Jackie has been an active supporter of SWEDA, so we are really
pleased to tell you about her new book. Available on Amazon,
' The Cupcake Queen strikes back' tells the
real story of a Womans fight against Anorexia. Told with poetry
and personal stories, it shares the feelings and emotions of
what it is like to live with this often misunderstood illness.
It is funny, gritty and inspiring and proves there is hope
and recovery is possible.
Jackie found a love of writing in 2010 after starting a personal
blog on her recovery from Anorexia. Since then she has been
writing along with a community of bloggers, who advocate awareness
of eating disorders and who promote recovery.
Jackie has had poetry published in the recent Body Gossip
book which is an anthology of real body stories.
All royalties from the sale of this book will go to SWEDA: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1482083256/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk
Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders
for help and support around anorexia nervosa and bulimia
nervosa, compulsive eating, binge
eating disorder and related eating disorders (Eating Disorders
Not Otherwise Specified - EDNOS or Eating Disorders
Not Specified EDNS) for all those affected by eating
SWEDA - is a
user-led, pro-recovery, registered charity based on the principles
of self help. We are based
at Wells in Somerset, in
England (UK), with the aim of serving those in Somerset and the surrounding
counties affected by eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa,
compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and all related eating disorders
- whether they are a sufferer themselves, someone caring for, or supporting,
a sufferer or anyone in any way affected by eating disorders. Our services
include a telephone helpline, counselling, student support, pen-pals,
email & letter support, online services (including online message
boards) and others designed to help you beat eating
Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders
a member of the South West Eating Disorders Forum