SWEDA Christmas Giving 2021

We’ve all suffered one way or another during the last 18 months, but the global Covid-19 pandemic has been the perfect storm for anyone suffering with an eating disorder.

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Research by BUPA has revealed concerning data about eating disorders during the pandemic:

2021 has again shown us how much people rely on the support SWEDA provides.


Over the course of the 2021, SWEDA has


Next year, we want to develop our social media presence in order to reach more young people with empowering, pro-recovery online support. And we want to develop our services to reach those in need across the South West.

But all of this needs you and once again we ask for your help this Christmas, by way of donation.

There are many ways to get involved with SWEDA Christmas Giving 2021 festivities. You can choose between making a simple one-off donation or setting up a monthly direct debit that will have a continuous impact. You can also choose to take part in our Christmas activities:

Whatever you choose to do, know that you will be making a difference in the lives of those with eating disorders at the time of year when it matters the most.

For anyone finding it difficult to cope with an eating disorder at Christmas, or family and friends who are unsure of how to support someone with an eating disorder, we recommend downloading our Copying at Christmas resource. This helpsheet provides guidance on how to approach the subject with loved ones and suggests how those experiencing an eating disorder can provide themselves with good self-care.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!


“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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