Our Vision

Our vision is to support everyone affected by eating disorders across Somerset and Wessex.

Our Mission Statement

We engage with people affected by eating disorders, including family, friends and carers, by offering hope and enabling access to support services to empower recovery. 

Our 9 Core Values

Safe - respecting boundaries and confidentiality.

Flexible - providing family friendly services and workplace environment.

Professional - being and exemplar of good practice in all aspects of our work.

User Influence - listening to our clients to ensure they are at the heart of all we do.

Ambitious - motivated and aspirational in our work.

Collaborative - working in partnership with our clients, their families, statutory and voluntary organisations.

Pro-recovery - supporting our clients to remain hopeful that recovery is possible.

Compassionate - to our clients, staff, and volunteers in time of need.

Holistic - responding to the complexity of our client's needs.


“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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