Self Help Support Group

"Thank you so much to all at SWEDA for helping me to help myself."

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Every month SWEDA runs a Self Help Group for those affected by eating Disorders.

Why don’t you come along?

 This is held in our comfortable meeting room at The Coach House, Harvest Court, Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BS TEL: 01749 343344

 The group is open to anyone who:

 Please feel free to bring a friend or family member if it would help you feel more at ease. We are here to provide a safe environment and offer support. They will be welcome to join in the session or they can wait outside where there will be refreshemnts available for them.

Please come; one of our two qualified facilitators will be there to welcome you. They will take you through to the Gallery, which is where our self-help support group takes place. You will be offered refreshments whilst we wait for all the attendees to arrive. Once everyone has arrived we will start with some brief introductions.

Our self-help group is user led so each session the discussion will vary depending on who is attending and what they are bringing to the session. You will always have an opportunity to discuss what is important to you. This will allow you to talk about things you might not be able to discuss with others. We are not here to judge you. You might just want to ask for information or for some advice. You may just need to off load (whatever is important and beneficial to you). We want to give you the feeling of empowerment, a sense of community letting you know you are not alone. Our members have found this form of support helpful when used on a regular basis; there is no obligation to attend every month. It is completely up to you.

SWEDA has always recognised the value of peer support – people coming together to support one another, share their successes and challenges and to encourage each other along the journey to recovery.

Useful Information:

Free Parking - If you are coming by car, there is parking on Park Road, just outside Harvest Court (free after 6pm). As you enter the main gates of Harvest Court you will find the Coach House on the right hand side. 


“I can’t emphasise enough what a massive part SWEDA have played in my journey to finding myself again. They are an incredible charity and are brilliant at their job. Over the past two years I have really started to understand myself and I have addressed issues that I had hid away in the past and with my counsellor’s amazing listening, non-judgmental and supportive skills I have been able to take back control of myself and rationally look at my emotions in day to day life."

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