College Support Service

"You can sort it out before it gets serious."

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SWEDA offers support to students aged 16 and above in all Colleges and Sixth Forms across Somerset, including:

One-to-one sessions can be booked through student support or directly with our Community Support Workers by emailing [email protected]

Our Community Support Workers can also offer tutorials on eating disorders, body dysmorphia, the impact of social media, body shaming and body acceptance to different student groups throughout the year in colleges and Sixth Forms.

For Colleges

We appreciate the challenges faced by colleges by offering a range of social education during PSHE and health promotion events. SWEDA can provide a range of bespoke holistic responses to meet the students' needs.

For example, sessions could include:

'What is an Eating Disorder and where can I get support?'

'Exploring the relationship between Social Media, self esteem and eating disorders'

'Challenging the role of advertising and the media in relation to body image'

Professional development support for school and college staff is also available to ensure they feel confident in their abilities to respond to the needs of students affected by eating disorders. Quotes are available on request for these services.




“I saw a SWEDA support worker on campus at university. I had been struggling with binge eating disorder and compulsive exercise for about ten years. The SWEDA support worker was able to help me look at my relationship with food and my body in a different way. I have learned to be kinder to myself and they taught me techniques which helped me to slow down my thinking. Now I can go out and have fun without worrying all the time.”

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