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Our Services

Having eating distress or an eating disorder, or supporting someone who has, is quite often a distressing and confusing experience.

EDNE offers a range of services for people across North-East England. We are here to help and listen to you, and try to work with people as early as possible into the illness to help stop the eating disorder from becoming more severe.

Getting in touch is the first step – we know it is often also the hardest - we’re here to listen, without judgement, and provide the support you need.

EDNE offers a range of support and help: Counselling Services, a monthly Families & Friends Support Group, Mindfulness courses, Health and Wellbeing workshops throughout the year, Maudsley training courses for families and friends, and we deliver training and education sessions and courses in schools, colleges, workplaces to professionals and the wider community. 

Do email us, call or link to us via social media to find out more.

We offer


We offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and understanding space to give you the time and freedom to talk and explore what is affecting you.

Support for Friends & Family

We know that it can be extremely distressing and bewildering watching a loved one struggling with eating distress/disorder so we offer this support group for friends and families.  

Student Counselling Service

Universities and some colleges have their own counselling service which is free and confidential and is available to all students.

Evening counselling

We also have limited availability for evening sessions, currently on Wednesday evenings (5.00 – 8.00 pm) If you cannot make a daytime session.

Health & Wellbeing workshops

Our health and wellbeing sessions are psychoeducation workshops designed to help you to develop and strengthen your own resources to contribute to your wellbeing.

Mindfulness courses

An Introduction to Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing (6 Week Course):This free course consists of 6 weekly sessions as developed by the Mindfulness Association

Training & Education

Eating Distress Talks, Workshops and Awareness Training for schools, professionals and organisations

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Receive Email Link, Intake Questionnaire & Book Initial Assessment

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Initial Assessment 

A meeting with one of EDNE’s fully trained counsellors (either online or in person), to talk about what is affecting you and to consider options for help and support. During this session, the counsellor can provide information on eating distress, and talk to you about our counselling services and group support sessions if we feel these will be suitable for your needs


Group Sessions

Once you have attended an initial assessment session, you can attend whichever of our free online support and wellbeing group sessions you are eligible for and interested in – check out our social media and website for new courses and events.

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During the assessment session, if we can direct you to any resources or other services that may be suitable for you, we will either provide these details during the session or arrange to provide them by email/post.


(via Waiting List)

If the counselling services we provide are suitable for your needs, we will let you know as soon as possible and you will be placed on our waiting list. Once a weekly session becomes available, we will contact you by email to advise you the time and date of the first appointment, and the name of the counsellor you will be working with for 6-8 sessions.

What you say

Maudsley Course Testimonials

your unerring positivity, your calmness.. your skill, your knowledge and true EMPATHY(!) lifted the darkness and I am sure made everyone feel SO much better. I feel more positive today than I have for ages.

Maudsley Course Testimonials

I would thoroughly recommend this course to other carers wherever they are on their journey of supporting a loved one with and ED. Thank you EDNE.

Maudsley Course Testimonials

The course exceeded my expectations ! ..Excellent practical examples.. Feels empowering to have these tools…


I’ve really appreciated the help I’ve been given at EDNE, I didn’t feel like I was just there as a client who just needed to get to the end of their sessions. I actually felt heard and understood.


I was given permission to feel. Instead of being a person with an eating disorder, I was a person who could feel feelings’


‘It was not just putting a plaster over something, it was about healing it. I can’t describe how it feels to have switched my mindset, after 50 years it is mind-blowing’


..entire process has been incredibly supportive and empathetic, giving me the support I needed to move forwards.


‘I couldn’t have managed without coming here. I genuinely think this place has kept me alive. I have a sense of hope now.’


EDNE was friendly welcoming and flexible


EDNE started me thinking about what resilience is and how I could manage day to day and have strategies’


‘..has given me life-changing help. They’ve helped me overcome the barriers. It’s been about unravelling decades.


The counselling has been a big turning point and the support from EDNE has been amazing.


Eating distress such a secretive thing. This has been the first time I didn’t feel alone with it.


It has literally changed the quality of my life.


The EDNE counsellor’s the only person who has helped me.. the big high walls have come down


Once I got through the door it was easy. They didn’t judge. EDNE helped me to get to be this new person. The old one never looked up and never spoke.


I used to block out feeling with food, it’s not like that now’


The counselling sessions were absolutely amazing and life-changing.


You think you’re the only person in the world. Now I’ve found out I’m not the only one.


I have had time to think. ..started being able to calm myself down and going to bed earlier to relax. I’m managing money and time better and I’m looking after myself. I’ve never done that before.’

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As a small charity, we rely on the amazing generosity of the public to allow us to continue our work. Every donation is noticed and appreciated, and allows us to really make a difference in someone’s life – by helping to provide specialised one to one counselling sessions to people who would otherwise not be able to access them, run our support groups, and provide training so people can spot the signs of eating distress and help others seek the support they need as early as possible. We use Local Giving as our donation platform, and any contribution enables us to continue providing our supportive services for people struggling with anxiety around food

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