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Support for Friends & Family

Friends and Family Group 

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.  It is important that you also have the support you need. 

Although most people who experience an eating disorder need some professional support to get well, friends and family can also play a vital role in supporting recovery. 

These monthly sessions are for all parents, family members, and friends who are supporting a loved one who is living with eating distress. We offer a safe and supportive space to come together to share experiences, ideas and to offer mutual support. The group is facilitated by one of our experienced practitioners and there is a strong focus in the sessions on developing resilience, positive coping mechanisms and self -care. We aim for the group to be self-determining, to help combat isolation and to help ensure your own health care to enable you to give support.

Friends and Family additional resources 

Beat Eating Disorders

Eating disorders: a guide for friends and family
Worried about a friend or family member
Worried about a pupil
Worried about a colleague
Support for Carers


How to help someone with an eating disorder


How to help someone with an eating problem

National Eating Disorders

How to help a loved one

Very Well Mind

How to help someone with an eating disorder

What you say

Friends and Family

Thank you!  It’s very relieving to know others are in similar situations and have come out at the other side. 

Friends and Family

The group is helping me to open up and have a more open mind, to feel supported.

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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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