A New Number!
SWEDA now has a new phone line
01749 671318. You can call between 10.00
and 3.00, Tuesday-Friday when we will normally be available. You
also welcome to leave a message and we will get back to
you. Alternatively: To contact our Services Manager, Anita,
call or text 07511 499 494.
If you want to talk about funding or any business aspects of
the charity, our Business Manager, Paula can be contacted
on 07511 499 493.
The SWEDA HELPLINE will be open to take your calls on our
phone line between 3.00 and 6.00 on Thursdays (for dates,
see helpline information).
online peer support Eating Disorders Message
Boards (forums) are picking up. If you feel that you'd like to post
a question or reply to others why not drop
in? Please read the rules/disclaimer before
usingthe 'peer support' boards. We also have private message boards for
students (in the southwest of England and beyond).
Active Topics from the Message Boards -
broken roses in Eating Disorders Message Board 12.07pm 20-05-2013, (110 Replies)
Could really do with some advice :( in Eating Disorders Message Board 11.48am 20-05-2013, (55 Replies)
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Petherton in Eating Disorders Message Board 07.39pm 18-05-2013, (23 Replies)
... in Eating Disorders Message Board 10.31pm 12-05-2013, (49 Replies)
Feelings of rejection in Eating Disorders Message Board 06.42pm 09-05-2013, (1 Reply)
Quiet boards in Eating Disorders Message Board 06.35pm 09-05-2013, (13 Replies)
Quetiapine in Eating Disorders Message Board 06.32pm 09-05-2013, (1 Reply)
Stuck in Eating Disorders Message Board 12.48pm 03-05-2013, (63 Replies)
Invisible in Eating Disorders Message Board 10.10pm 29-04-2013, (204 Replies)
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
Self-Help Support Group Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30
The new group venue is The Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road,
Street, BA16 0HA
Forthcoming Dates: 6th March
; 3rd April
; 1st May
; 3rd July
If you're interested & would like to know more, you can email
Sian & Lauenna at Sweda on
call our admin line: 07511 499 494.
can download a print out the PDF questionnaire, fill it in
and send it back to us at SWEDA.
you have Microsoft Word, you can download the Word version,
fill it in using Word and email it as an attachment to us at
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 Street 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), Life Skills Support and others designed to help you beat eating
Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders
a member of the South West Eating Disorders Forum