Eating Disorder Groups
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, causing distress to sufferers and their families. Support groups have been running for some time in the Trinity building, but they are now a part of Trinity’s services. They operate in partnership with B-eat, the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.
There are two groups which run on Wednesday evenings:
Recovery Support Group – 7.30 – 9pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
This is a self-help group for people wanting to recover from an eating disorder. The aim of the group is to support recovery and provide a safe space run by trained facilitators with experience, understanding, empathy, mutual support and information. For more information about the group please contact: email@example.com, 07799 731381
Family and Friends Support Group – 7.30 – 9pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
This is an environment where family and friends of anyone with an eating disorder can talk about their concerns, share information and explore ways of coping.
For more information about the Family and Friends support group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 07900 490609.
Both groups operate in partnership with Beat and are run by trained facilitators with experience in eating disorders. They are open groups and no referral is necessary.
*NEWS* There will be a joint meeting of the Recovery and Family & Friends Support Groups on Wednesday 8th November at 7.30 when Mike Bartrum, eating disorders therapist from April House, the Southern Health NHS Foundation, has kindly agreed to talk to us. His talk will include information about different eating disorders and treatments, and changes to the service, including treatment for Binge Eating Disorder. He will also touch on dealing with relapse and self care for carers. After his talk the groups will split and he will visit each group in turn for questions. If anyone wishes to come just for the talk and then leave this will be quite all right. It would be a good opportunity to come for the first time if you have been thinking about it. Please arrive in good time so that we can start promptly at 7.30.