SWEDA - Eating Disorders Help Sheet

Guidance for those supporting someone with an Eating Disorder

Here to help on:  phone: 01749 343344   email: [email protected]    online: www.swedauk.org

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) is open to referrals for anyone affected by an eating disorder. We support sufferers, loved ones and carers. We are happy to take new clients and can offer a range of specialist support. Please encourage anyone with an eating disorder related concern to get in touch with us.

Meanwhile, this crib sheet should give you some basic information about eating disorders and how to support someone who is struggling with a food or eating related mental health concern.

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SWEDA Eating Disorders Help Sheet


“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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