Family & Friends Support Group

SWEDA runs a Support Group for the friends and families of people affected by an Eating Disorder or their relationship with food, eating, weight or body image. The group meets via Zoom on the first Thursday of every month and is open to anyone who supports a loved one with an Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating.

* The next Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday 6th October 2022 at 7-8pm *

The Friends and Family Support Group aims to:

What can I expect if I attend the Family and Friends Support Group?

Our Family and Friends Support Group is user-led. This means that topics and the general course of discussion may change depending on the needs of members of the group. No one will be judged and everyone is encouraged to share their experiences in a safe and confidential setting.

We hope that the group experiences a sense of empowerment and community throguh attendence. Many members attend on a regular basis to get the maximum benefit, but there is no obligation to do this. 

SWEDA has always recognised the value of peer support and understand that recovery is more easily achieved when people have a support network they can rely on. 

Why don’t you come along?

How do I join the support group?

We have a limited number of places available. Please send an email to [email protected] if you would like to book a space.

Meetings take place 7pm to 8pm on the first Thursday of every month.

There is no cost for this service.

“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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