College Support Service

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

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SWEDA supports 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. Email [email protected]

Our Community Support Workers can also offer tutorials to colleges and sixth forms that focus on:

Information 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.

Sessions could seek to answer questions such as:

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 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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