SWEDA MINDline Helpline

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The SWEDA MINDLine eating disorders helpline was launched on Sunday 13th December 2020.
Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association, in partnership with Mind in Somerset have joined together to launch a dedicated eating disorders helpline for the people of Somerset. 
Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing difficulties with eating, weight or body image? Then this helpline dedicated to eating disorders could be for you!
The SWEDA MINDline service is a place to talk about any of these things and more. 

You can expect that the person you speak to will:

The helpline is a service open to anyone affected by an eating disorder. 
Service users can call 0300 330 5464 and expect to speak to a trained volunteer for up to half an hour on each call. 
Opened on 13th December 2020 and is open every Tuesday evening 8pm-11pm and every Sunday from 11am-2pm even open throughout the Christmas Period.
“We are delighted to offer this service to people across Somerset and beyond and pleased to be able to work in partnership in this way with MIND as part of the Open Mental Health Project.” explains Paula Blight, Chief Executive at SWEDA.

“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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