Support and Guidance

Whether you are suffering from an eating disorder or are caring for someone who does, if you would like to meet with someone on a one-to-one basis to talk about how you feel and to explore what support and options are available to you then Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association’s (SWEDA) Support Workers, are here for you.

The Support Workers are able to meet with you for a one-to-one appointment to talk about the issues that are important to you and to explain what other support SWEDA can provide for you.

The Support and Guidance sessions are free of charge.

If you would like the opportunity to meet with someone on an individual basis, our Support Workers can be contacted via 01749 343344 or directly via email on:- [email protected]

Support and Guidance sessions can be useful in the following ways :~

To Gain information

find out more about the support that's available through SWEDA;

find out more about eating disorders

find out about books etc. that may be helpful

To Take Stock

An opportunity for you to review what's going on for you around food.

 To set goals

Help to identify the next step for you


“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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